JIC reports 25th COVID-designated death

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The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s twenty-fifth COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) today at approximately 1:38 p.m. (ChST). The patient was a 58-year-old female with comorbidities that were compounded by COVID-19. Upon admission to GRMC on September 11, she tested positive for COVID-19.

“It seems our grief has no respite as we lose another soul today to COVID-19. Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I, as well as our island community, send her family and friends our condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “We are all currently facing challenges due to COVID-19, and one of the most important things we can all do is check in with each other. Reach out to your loved ones, check in on them, and ask how they’re doing. Though this pandemic has forced us to isolate, it does not mean we have to cope with this alone. ”

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 licensed experienced providers available, 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.

(JIC Release No. 325)

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