48th COVID-linked death: man, 61, with underlying health conditions


The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 48th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 10:53 a.m.

The patient was a 61-year-old male with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on September 15 after testing positive at a private clinic earlier that day.

“To those who loved him, please accept our deepest condolences. Our hearts are heavy with sympathy and are with you in this most difficult time,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Nothing can replace the life of a loved one. We are responsible for our individual actions, but these actions affect our entire community. We must do what we can to protect each other from this virus.”

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 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. 370)