2 more fatalites reported on Guam; COVID-19 death toll hits 66

2 more fatalites reported on Guam; COVID-19 death toll hits 66

by Guam Joint Information Center
Stripes Guam

Guam's 65th fatality occurred at Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) at approximately 10:15 p.m. on Oct. 17. The patient was a 47-year-old female. She was admitted to GRMC on October 17 and tested positive upon admission.

The 66th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 2:27 a.m. on Oct. 18. The patient was a 57-year-old male with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. The patient was admitted to GMH on October 05 and tested positive upon admission.

“This morning, we learned of two more souls lost to COVID-19. Though our losses have become frequent, we can never fully comprehend the pain and suffering caused by this virus. To their families, friends, and those they loved, we offer our sincerest condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “To the people of Guam, our mourning must come with action. Let us work so that these souls would not have passed in vain.”

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 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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