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Guam: 35th Covid-19-related fatality reported

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HAGÅTÑA (JIC) — The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 35th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City at approximately 9:45 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 20.

The patient was a 56-year-old male with underlying health conditions that were compounded by Covid-19. He was pronounced dead on arrival at the GRMC. He was swabbed and tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 upon arrival on Sept. 20. 

“This virus has taken so much from us. I ask the people of Guam to join us again as we mourn for the passing of another individual to Covid-19,” said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “To his family, friends, and those he loved, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send you our sincerest condolences and sympathies. May the care and love of those around you and the support of the entire island community provide you comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead.”

Seventy-three cases of Covid-19 were reported to the Department of Public Health and Social Services from September 18 to 20: 41 on September 18, 27 on September 19, and five on September 20. Of these cases, 16 cases were identified through contact tracing and two cases reported recent travel from the U.S. and were identified in quarantine.

Of the 73 cases, 43 cases were previously reported by the Joint Information Center on Saturday, September 19.

To date, there have been a total of 2,147 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 35 deaths, 607 cases in active isolation, and 1,505 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 1,882 are classified as civilians and 265 are military service members.

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