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Guam: 16th Covid-19 related fatality reported

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HAGÅTÑA (JIC) — The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’ 16th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital Sunday this morning at approximately 2:50 a.m.

The patient was a 49-year-old female with comorbidities that were compounded by Covid-19. She was admitted to GMH on Aug. 27.

“In less than a week, we mourned the passing of five individuals to Covid-19. It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of a 16th person to this virus. First Gentleman Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our deepest condolences and sympathies to her family,” said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “To the people of Guam, we each play a role in fighting this deadly virus. Stay home, wear your masks, and social distance. Let’s protect ourselves and our loved ones and together, we can save lives.”

Two nurses are seen at their workstation after testing a long line of residents for Covid-19 at the Talofofo Gymnasium early Saturday morning. Photo by Haruo Simion/ The Guam Daily Post

As of Saturday, there had been a total of 1,671 confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Guam — 744 were not in isolation, and 912 cases in active isolation.

For information on Covid-19 cases, visit the Covid-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19

 

 

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