Guam records 23rd COVID-related death

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s twenty-third COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) this morning (Friday) at approximately 3:20 a.m. (ChST). The patient was a 95-year-old man with co-morbidities that were compounded by COVID-19 and was admitted to GMH on August 29.

“The tragedy of COVID-19 is how it isolates patients in their final moments. More often than not, the ones we lost were alone, unable to embrace their families once more, and say their goodbyes,” said Governor Lou Leon Guererro. “Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our deepest condolences and sympathies to his friends and families. Protect yourself and others by staying home, keeping a safe distance, and wearing your mask.”

COVID-19 test results are reported from multiple labs at varying times of the day. The Joint Information Center will report cumulative COVID-19 test results once a day, unless unavailable.

For information on COVID-19 cases, visit the COVID-19 Dashboard and Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/. The COVID-19 Dashboard is updated on business days.

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.

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