72nd COVID-linked death: 28-year-old man with underlying health conditions


The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 72nd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) at approximately 10:25 p.m. last night.

The patient was a 28-year-old male with underlying health conditions complicated by COVID-19. He was admitted to GRMC on October 25 and tested positive upon admission.

“On behalf of our island, please accept our deepest condolences and sympathies. To those he loved, I hope that you find peace and comfort from the outpouring of support from those around you,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “This young man was too young—far too young. We cannot forget that none of us are immune from this virus. It has taken so much from us already, and it will continue to take if we do not remain vigilant. You may not feel sick, but the choices you make could be the difference between life and death for those around you.”

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.