Guam’s 63rd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital at approximately 5:49 a.m. today.
The patient was a 51-year-old male with underlying comorbidities that were compounded by COVID-19, according to the Joint Information Center. He was admitted to GMH on Sept. 4 and was a known positive case.
"To those he loved, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I offer our sincerest condolences and sympathies," said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. "Scripture tells us that even in the midst of mourning, we should not let our hearts be troubled nor should we be afraid. We must remain unwavering in our resolve to protect each other from this virus because we must be the frontlines in this fight."
The 62nd fatality, a 58-year-old man, was reported last night. He was admitted to GMH on Sept. 14 and was a known positive case. He died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, the JIC reported.
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.