56th COVID-linked death: 69-year-old female with underlying health conditions

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 56th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 8:48 a.m. The patient was a 69-year-old female with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. She was admitted to GMH on September 23 and tested positive upon admission.

“Losing a loved one is never easy, and this pandemic has only heightened our grief. To those who loved her, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our condolences and sympathies. May the support from those around you bring you comfort in this most difficult of times,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “We cannot overcome this pandemic by becoming complacent. As restrictions are relaxed, our entire island must become more vigilant and more aware of our actions. We cannot afford anymore loss of life. Please, stay home, wear your masks, social distance, and practice good hygiene.”

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. 380)

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