22nd COVID-designated fatality reported

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s twenty-second COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) this evening at approximately 7:59 p.m. (ChST).

The patient was a 59-year-old man with comorbidities that were compounded by COVID-19. He was a known positive case and was admitted to GMH on September 8.

“No amount of words can heal the pain of losing a loved one to this virus, comfort the sadness that engulfs us as we mourn for one of our own, nor express the grief I am overcome with each time I must announce another passing,” said Governor Lou Leon Guererro. “To his family, friends, and those he cherished, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I express our deepest condolences and sympathies.”

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. The Joint Information Center will report cumulative COVID-19 test results once a day, unless unavailable.

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.

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. 319)

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