Guam reports 61st COVID-19-related fatality

Guam reports 61st COVID-19-related fatality

Guam Joint Information Center

The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 61st COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) at approximately 3:15 p.m on October 13. The patient was a 50-year-old male with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. He was admitted to GMH on October 10 and tested positive upon admission.

“I ask the people of Guam to join Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I as we mourn the passing of the 61st soul to COVID-19. To his family and friends, please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathies,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “With each announcement, my heart gets heavier with emotion. We must remember that our actions not only affect us, but those around us. Continue to practice the necessary precautions to keep our island community safe from this terrible virus.”

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 official COVID-19 Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19/.

To date, there have been a total of 3,266 officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 61 deaths, 1,015 cases in active isolation and 2,190 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,984 are classified as civilians and 282 are military service members.

Of the 96 new cases, 58 were identified through contact tracing. One case reported recent travel from the United States and was identified in quarantine.

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