70th COVID-linked death: 55-year-old male with underlying health conditions

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 70th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 4:50 a.m. The patient was a 55-year-old male with underlying health conditions complicated by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on October 10 and was a known positive case.

“Our island weeps with the news of our latest death to COVID-19. Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I offer our condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Scripture tells us that those who mourn will be comforted. As we join in sorrow with the families and friends who have lost so much to this virus, we must also do all that we can so no more of our fellow brothers and sisters suffer the same fate. You have heard it time and time again—wear your masks, social distance, and stay home.”

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. 412)

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