Guam records 30th COVID-related death; a 72-year-old male with underlying health issues

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s thirtieth COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) this morning at approximately 1:37 a.m. (ChST). The patient was a 72-year-old male and had underlying health conditions. He tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival to Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on September 15 and was transferred to GMH the following day.

“No words can ever heal the pain from losing a loved one, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send his family and friends our condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Throughout this pandemic, we have had to do our part to keep each other safe. If we become complacent, if we falter in our resolve, the price of this virus will be higher than we can ever pay.”

GBHWC Crisis Hotline Available 24/7

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.

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