81st COVID-linked death: 49-year-old man with underlying conditions

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 81st COVID-19-related fatality occurred at approximately 11:18 a.m.

The patient was a 49-year-old male with underlying conditions that were further compounded COVID-19. He was admitted to the Guam Memorial Hospital on October 9 and was a known COVID-19 case.

“Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our deepest condolences and sympathies to his family and friends. May the comfort of our entire community make this mourning process a little less difficult,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “As we lose more of our neighbors to this virus, we must not forget that life is stronger than any destruction of it. Our commitment to ourselves and each other is the only way we can overcome this pandemic. Today, and everyday, make a promise to yourself to do what is necessary and right for our island.”

GBHWC Crisis Hotline

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 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. 431)

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