29th death linked to COVID

The Guam Regional Medical City is seen July 7 in Dededo. David Castro/The Guam Daily Post

Guam’s 29th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City today at approximately 1:31 a.m., the Joint Information Center stated.

The patient was a 65-year-old woman who had underlying health conditions, according to JIC.

She was pronounced dead on arrival at the GRMC. She was swabbed upon arrival and her results came back positive.

"As one community, we grieve the passing of another person from COVID-19. To her family and loved ones, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I are with you in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt condolences and sympathies go out to you during this awful and incredibly difficult time," said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. "This virus is affecting us much worse now than it did in the beginning of this pandemic. People are getting sicker, more patients require hospitalization, and we are losing more people each day. We are forced to confront just how serious our situation has become, and we cannot become complacent. We must continue to do what we know works: stay home, social distance, and wear your masks."

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