JIC reports 16th COVID-19 related fatality

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s sixteenth COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) this morning at approximately 2:50 a.m. (ChST).

The patient was a 49-year-old female with comorbidities that were compounded by COVID-19. She was admitted to GMH on August 27.

“In less than a week, we mourned the passing of five individuals to COVID-19. It is with deep sadness that we must announce the passing of a 16th person to this virus. First Gentleman Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our deepest condolences and sympathies to her family,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “To the people of Guam, we each play a role in fighting this deadly virus. Stay home, wear your masks, and social distance. Let’s protect ourselves and our loved ones and together, we can save lives.”

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.