2 COVID linked deaths: 61-year-old man and 60-year-old woman with underlying health conditions

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The Joint Information Center was notified of two additional COVID-19-related fatalities.

Guam’s 68th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) at approximately 6:03 p.m. yesterday evening. The patient was a 61-year-old male with underlying health conditions, complicated by COVID-19. He was admitted to USNH on October 5 and tested positive upon admission.

The 69th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) at approximately 5:15 a.m. The patient was a 60-year-old female with underlying health conditions that were complicated by COVID-19. She was admitted to GRMC on October 21 and tested positive upon admission.

“To their families and friends, please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathies. May the love and support of those around you comfort you during this most difficult time,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Though our hearts are heavy with sorrow, we cannot and must not succumb to this virus. As we continue to mourn for those we lost to this virus, our work continues to prevent any more grief.”

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) 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 information on COVID-19 cases, visit the official COVID-19 Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.

(JIC Release No. 406)

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