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3 Covid-19-related fatalities reported on Guam; 37 test positive

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HAGÅTÑA (Joint Information Center) — The Joint Information Center was notified of three additional Covid-19-related fatalities.

 The 44th fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital at approximately 9:15 a.m. Monday. The patient was a 58-year-old female who tested positive for Covid-19 upon admission to GMH on September 2, 2020. She had underlying health conditions that were compounded by Covid-19.

The 45th fatality occurred at approximately 3:23 p.m. at GMH. The patient was a 79-year-old male with comorbidities. He was admitted to GMH on August 29 and tested positive upon admission. 

The 46th fatality occurred at GMH at approximately 7 p.m. The patient was a 44-year-old woman. She was admitted to GMH earlier this afternoon and tested positive for Covid-19 upon admission.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the passing of three more individuals due to Covid-19. To their family and friends, we offer our deepest condolences and share with you in your sorrow,” said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “We cannot let our guard down. Our actions do not just affect us — they affect our family, friends, colleagues, and community. We need to do whatever we can to end our days of grief.”

To date, there have been a total of 2,390 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 550 cases in active isolation and 1,795 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,123 are classified as civilians and 267 are military service members.

As of September 28, there had been 46 Covid-19-related fatalities. One recently confirmed Covid-19 case was reported deceased at GMH on September 28. Though the fatality was reported by the Joint Information Center Monday, it will not be officially included in the Department of Public Health and Social Services  Covid-19 Situation Report until Tuesday, September 29.

On Saturday, September 26, the Joint Information Center reported a positive case from the Department of Defense in error. The numbers have been updated to reflect the correct case count.

104 new cases of Covid-19 were reported to DPHSS from September 25 to 27: 43 on September 25, 54 on September 26, and seven on September 27. This is inclusive of the 67 cases reported by the Joint Information Center on Saturday, September 26. Fifty-five cases were identified through contact tracing. Seven cases reported recent travel from the United States and were identified in quarantine.

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