52nd COVID-linked death: woman, 66, with underlying health conditions


The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 52nd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 1:30 p.m. The patient was a 66-year-old female with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. She was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH. The patient was swabbed upon arrival and her test yielded a positive result.

“Earlier this afternoon we lost another to COVID-19. To those who loved her, please accept our deepest condolences and sympathies. May you find comfort from the outpouring of support from an island that grieves with you,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Our days of mourning continue, but so does our commitment to defeating this awful virus. All of us know our part in this fight, and I ask every one of you to remain vigilant, be cautious, and stay safe.”

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. 377)