152nd and 153rd COVID-linked deaths reported

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The Joint Information Center (JIC) was notified that Guam’s 152nd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 10:03 a.m. on September 5, 2021. The patient was a 70-year-old male, unvaccinated, and had tested positive for COVID-19.

Additionally, a review of death certificates has revealed another COVID-19-related death. Guam’s 153rd COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH on August 25, 2021. The patient was a 34-year-old female, unvaccinated, and had tested positive for COVID-19.

“Our hearts go out to the loved ones of those lost to this deadly virus,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “COVID-19 knows no bounds; with no location completely free of it, no age completely safe from it. Because of this, we must create boundaries around our community. We can do this by getting vaccinated, wearing our masks around those outside of our household, and practicing social distancing.”

(JIC Release No. 780)

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