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50th Covid-19-related fatality reported on Guam; 67 test positive

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HAGÅTÑA (JIC) — The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 50th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital at approximately 7:50 p.m. Friday. The patient was a 72-year-old female with underlying health conditions that were compounded by Covid-19. She was admitted to GMH on September 16 and was a known Covid case.  

“Earlier this evening, we reached a sobering point we hoped we would never achieve. We lost our 50th soul to Covid-19. These people are more than numbers — they're fathers, mothers, children, siblings, members of our community. They still had memories to make, love to share, and lives to live,” Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said. “I know many of us are done with this pandemic, but this virus isn’t done with us. With each moment of silence for a life gone too soon, we must also strengthen our commitment to protecting each other and our island. To her family and friends, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send our condolences and sympathies.”

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center 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.

To date, there have been a total of 2,617 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 680 cases in active isolation and 1,887 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 2,343 are classified as civilians and 274 are military service members.

A total of 67 cases were reported to DPHSS Friday. Of the 67 cases, 18 cases were identified through contact tracing and two reported recent travel and were identified in quarantine.

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