Guam records 58th COVID-related fatality; 41-year-old man with other health issues

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 58th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) at approximately 2:38 a.m. The patient was a 41-year-old male with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GRMC on October 8 and tested positive upon admission.

“This pandemic has upended our lives and has caused too much grief for too many families in our community. Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I express our heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathies to those he cherished,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “Our resolve is continuously tested by this virus. We must remain vigilant if we are to win this fight against COVID-19. Simple actions like washing your hands, wearing your mask, and social distancing can keep all of us safe.”

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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