42nd COVID-linked death reported: woman, 83, with underlying health conditions

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s forty-second COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 1:25 a.m. this morning. The patient was an 83-year-old female with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. She was admitted to GMH on August 28 and was a known COVID-19 case.

“This morning we lost another one of our own to this deadly virus. Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our most heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends. I hope you find comfort among an island who condoles with you,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Over the course of just two days, we lost four people. Our island has mourned almost everyday in September. Though I know our community suffers with each loss of life, we cannot imagine the pain and sadness felt by those who lost their loved ones this way. For them, we must continue our work to ensure this virus doesn’t continue to take from us.”

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. 362)

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