2 more added to COVID deaths after review and adjustment

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The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) Chief Medical Officer and Territorial Epidemiologist, in coordination with the Acting Chief Medical Examiner, have been conducting a review of all possible COVID-19-related deaths. This coordinated review process has resulted in the classification of two additional deaths as COVID-19-related and has brought Guam’s current COVID-19-related death count to 136.

The 135th COVID-19-related fatality occurred on September 23, 2020. The patient was a 51-year-old female with underlying health conditions. She was admitted to the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Guam on August 28, 2020, and tested positive upon admission.

The 136th COVID-19-related fatality occurred on January 11, 2021. The patient was an 80-year-old female with underlying health conditions. She was admitted to the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on November 29, 2020, and tested positive upon admission. The patient expired at home after being discharged from GMH.

“The passing of a loved one is never easy, but it can be especially difficult given the uncertainties still surrounding COVID-19. We hope these families find some comfort, and Jeff, Josh, and I send our deepest condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero.

(JIC Release No. 622)

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