67th COVID-linked death: 72-year-old man

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 67th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) at approximately 6:27 a.m. The patient was a 72-year-old male. He was admitted to GRMC on October 20 and tested positive upon admission.

“To those who loved him, please know that you are not alone in your mourning. On behalf of Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and our entire island, please accept our heartfelt sympathies and condolences during this most difficult time,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “While I pray that no more families will have to receive this painful call, I also know that we all must do what is necessary to prevent further deaths from occurring. Wearing our face masks and practicing social distancing are the best tools we have to stop the spread.”

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 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.

(JIC Release No. 404)

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