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Two Covid-19-related fatalities reported on Guam

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

Guam’s 68th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the U.S. Naval Hospital at approximately 6:03 p.m. Tuesday evening. The patient was a 61-year-old male with underlying health conditions, complicated by Covid-19. He was admitted to USNH on October 5 and tested positive upon admission.

The 69th Covid-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City at approximately 5:15 a.m. Wednesday. The patient was a 60-year-old female with underlying health conditions that were complicated by Covid-19. She was admitted to GRMC on October 21 and tested positive upon admission.

“To their families and friends, please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathies. May the love and support of those around you comfort you during this most difficult time,” said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Though our hearts are heavy with sorrow, we cannot and must not succumb to this virus. As we continue to mourn for those we lost to this virus, our work continues to prevent any more grief.”

Also on Wednesday, there were 82 new cases — 13 were identified through contact tracing. One case reported recent travel from the United States and was identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 3,968 officially reported cases of Covid-19 with 69 deaths, 1,502 cases in active isolation and 2,398 not in active isolation. Of those cases, 3,683 are classified as civilians and 285 are military service members.

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.

For more information on Covid-19 cases, visit the official Covid-19 Situation Report at http://dphss.guam.gov/covid-19

 

November 2020 pssnewsletter

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