2 COVID-linked fatalities reported

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The Joint Information Center was notified of Guam’s 40th and 41st COVID-related fatalities.

Guam’s fortieth COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 7:36 p.m. this evening. The patient was a 56-year-old female with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. The patient was admitted to GMH on August 18 and tested positive upon admission.

The forty-first fatality occurred at GMH at approximately 8:10 p.m. this evening. The patient was a 45-year-old male. He was transferred to GMH on September 10 after testing positive for COVID-19 at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC).

“Tonight we lost two more lives to COVID-19. And while we have come to expect loss, no one can fully comprehend the perfect circle of pain this virus can cause around those it touches. We offer our sincerest condolences and sympathies to their families, friends, and loved ones,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “We mourn with those who suffer. We recommit ourselves to the task of saving lives. And we will work to be worthy of those we have laid to rest.”

For information on 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.

GBHWC Crisis Hotline Available 24/7

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 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. 261)

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