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2 Covid-19-related fatalities reported on Guam

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HAGÅTÑA (JIC) — The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 36th and 37th Covid-19-related fatalities occurred.

At approximately 1:08 p.m. Tuesday, Guam’s 36th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital. The patient was a 65-year-old male and was a known Covid-19 case. He was transferred to GMH from the Guam Regional Medical City on August 21.

Guam’s 37th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at approximately 2:18 p.m., Tuesday, at GMH. The patient was a 52-year-old female with underlying conditions that were compounded by Covid-19. She was admitted to GMH on September 5 and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 upon admission. 

"To those they loved, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send you our deepest condolences and sympathies. I hope you are comforted by the outpouring of love and support surrounding you in this most difficult of times. Please know that you are not alone," said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. "To the people of Guam, now is not the time to become complacent. Let us do what we can to prevent any more moments of silence. Please, I ask that you stay home, wear your masks, and social distance."

Also on Tuesday, there were 43 newly reported cases of which 31  were identified through contact tracing and five were identified in quarantine: three cases reported recent travel from the U.S. and two cases reported recent travel from the Philippines.

To date, there have been a total of 2,190 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 37 deaths, 646 cases in active isolation, and 1,507 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 1,924 are classified as civilians and 266 are military service members.

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