Slider
Slider

|

Slider

22nd Covid-19 related fatality reported on Guam

Local
Typography
  • Smaller Small Medium Big Bigger
  • Default Helvetica Segoe Georgia Times

HAGÅTÑA (JIC) — The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 22nd Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital Thursday evening at approximately 7:59 p.m.

The patient was a 59-year-old man with comorbidities that were compounded by Covid-19. He was a known positive case and was admitted to GMH on Sept. 8.

“No amount of words can heal the pain of losing a loved one to this virus, comfort the sadness that engulfs us as we mourn for one of our own, nor express the grief I am overcome with each time I must announce another passing,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guererro. “To his family, friends, and those he cherished, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I express our deepest condolences and sympathies.” 

On Thursday evening, it was also reported that 88 more individuals had tested positive for Covid-19, including a Guam Department of Education employee.

Of the 88 newly confirmed cases, 69 cases were identified through contact tracing — 53 were identified as part of contact tracing in a congregate living setting and 16 were identified through routine contact tracing efforts. One case reported recent travel from the U.S. and was identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 1,846 confirmed cases of Covid-19 with 22 deaths, 744 cases in active isolation, and 1,081 not in isolation. Of those cases, 1,598 are classified as civilians and 248 are military service members.

Older adults and individuals with serious chronic medical conditions are most at risk for serious complications and death due to Covid-19. Serious chronic medical conditions include:

  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Lung disease
  • Obesity
  • Immunocompromised conditions (e.g. cancer, lupus)
  • Chronic liver disease
  • Chronic renal disease
  • Neurologic or neurodevelopmental condition
  • Current or former smoking

For more information on Guam’s Covid-19 cases, visit the Covid-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/. The Covid-19 Dashboard is updated on business days.

 

 

 

 

 

previous arrow
next arrow
Shadow
Slider

Read more articles

Visit our Facebook Page

previous arrow
next arrow
Shadow
Slider