35th COVID-linked death reported: 56-year-old male with underlying health conditions

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s thirty-fifth COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) at approximately 9:45 p.m., Sunday, September 20. The patient was a 56-year-old male with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the GRMC. He was swabbed and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival on September 20.

“This virus has taken so much from us. I ask the people of Guam to join us again as we mourn for the passing of another individual to COVID-19,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “To his family, friends, and those he loved, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send you our sincerest condolences and sympathies. May the care and love of those around you and the support of the entire island community provide you comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.”

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.

(JIC Release No. 350)

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