The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 38th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital at approximately 6:5am today. The patient was a 76-year-old female with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. She was transferred to GMH on Sept. 18 after testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 at Guam Regional Medical City.
“As the dawn broke and many of us were starting our day, we lost our 38th individual to COVID-19. As an island still in mourning, her passing is a great loss to our community. To those she cherished, Jeff, Lt. Gov. Josh, and I send our condolences and our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy,” said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “To the people of Guam, this should be a time for unity, not division. We all have a role in stopping this virus and preventing even more deaths. Our front-liners need our help. Wear your masks, social distance, and stay home—these simple actions can make a big difference.”