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Guam: 31st Covid-19 related fatality

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HAGÅTÑA (JIC) —  The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 31st Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital Thursday afternoon at approximately 4:48 p.m. The patient was a 77-year-old female and had underlying health conditions. She was admitted to GMH on Aug. 27 and tested positive during initial work-up. 

“With each passing due to Covid-19, the families are not the only ones at a loss — our entire island community suffers as well. Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I express our deepest condolences and sympathies to her family, friends, and loved ones,” said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Almost every day of this month, we have announced the death of one of our own, and we are reminded of just how fragile life can be. Let us continue to treat each other with love and compassion. As we grieve, we should remember our blessings and remain unwavering in our resolve to beat Covid-19.” 

Also on Thursday, there were 32 newly confirmed cases, 16 of which were identified through contact tracing.

To date, there have been a total of 2,045 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 587 cases in active isolation and 1,427 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 1,782 are classified as civilians and 263 are military service members.

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center has a Crisis Hotline that is available 24/7 at (671) 647-8833/4. For those feeling anxious, stressed, overwhelmed or are needing to talk to someone, GBHWC has experienced providers available and ready to assist the community with any heightened stress and anxiety experienced as a result of Covid-19.

For the latest information on Covid-19, visit http://dphss.guam.gov or https://guamrecovery.com

 


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