62nd COVID-linked death: 58-year-old man who was a known positive case

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 62nd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 5:55 p.m. The patient was a 58-year-old male. He was admitted to GMH on September 14 and was a known positive case.

“Our days have been too full of sorrow, and tonight our minds cannot rest as we mourn the passing of the 62nd individual to COVID-19. To his family and friends, please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “As has been said before, those with a why to live can bear almost anyhow. Every single day we must reaffirm our commitment to keeping each other safe. We not only wear our masks, social distance, and practice good hygiene for ourselves but for our loved ones as well.”

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 official COVID-19 Situation Report and Dashboard at http://dphss.guam.gov/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.

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