The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 42nd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital at approximately 1:25am this morning. The patient was an 83-year-old female with underlying health conditions that were compounded by COVID-19. She was admitted to GMH on Aug. 28 and was a known COVID-19 case.
“This morning we lost another one of our own to this deadly virus. Jeff, Lt. Gov. Josh, and I send our most heartfelt sympathies to her family and friends. I hope you find comfort among an island who condoles with you,” said Guam Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. “Over the course of just two days, we lost four people. Our island has mourned almost everyday in September. Though I know our community suffers with each loss of life, we cannot imagine the pain and sadness felt by those who lost their loved ones this way. For them, we must continue our work to ensure this virus doesn’t continue to take from us.”