223rd COVID-linked death reported

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 223rd COVID-19 related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on October 15, 2021. The patient was a 68-year-old male, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on October 6.

“We cannot begin to imagine the devastation felt by the families who have experienced the greatest of loss during this pandemic. For each of you in this most difficult time, Jeff, Josh, and I express our deepest condolences,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “While we cannot bring back those who have fallen to this virus, we have the power to prevent more days of sadness and mourning by using all the tools available to us, including testing, treatment, and vaccinations.”

DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. Seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face.

(JIC Release No. 825)

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