JIC #50: Fourth COVID-19 fatality on Guam

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The Joint Information Center was recently notified that on Friday, April 3, 2020 at 6:41 p.m. (ChST), Guam’s fourth COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH). The patient was a 67-year-old female with underlying health issues, which were compounded by COVID-19. The patient had recent travel history to the Philippines.

“Jeff and I send our deepest condolences to her family and everyone who loved her. While COVID-19 has taken so much from so many, it can never rob us of who we are to each other. Tell your kids you love them tonight and heal old wounds wherever they might exist,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Tonight we mourn but tomorrow we continue the fight to save those we love.”

The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) tested 19 individuals for COVID-19 on Friday, April 3, 2020 with conclusive results. Two (2) tested positive through DPHSS and 17 tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

The DPHSS overall count also includes six positive cases that were tested by the Naval Health Research Center (NHRC) in San Diego. To date, a total of 84 cases tested positive with 14 patients who have recovered and four deaths.

For inquiries on COVID-19, local numbers can call 311 or contact the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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