2 more Covid fatalities reported today; CDC model projects 64 deaths on Guam by Nov. 1

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Two more Covid-19 patients died at the Guam Memorial Hospital today, bringing Guam's death count to 28.

The first patient, a 45-year-old woman with had underlying health conditions, passed away at 3 p.m. She was initially admitted to GMH on Aug. 17 and subsequently tested positive for Covid-19.

An 84-year-old man passed away an hour and a half later. He had underlying health conditions and was initially admitted to GMH on Sept. 3. He tested positive for Covid-19 during initial work-up. He died at 4:30 p.m.

Youyang Gu, one of the models followed by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, has updated its death forecast, predicting 64 Covid-19 fatalities on Guam by Nov. 1.

The Joint Information Center reported 39 new cases from 435 samples tested on Sept. 15. The latest Covid count for Guam 1,966 confirmed cases, 626 cases in active isolation, and 1,312 not in isolation. Of those cases, 1,709 are classified as civilians and 257 are military service members.

“Our grief continues as we lose another to Covid-19. Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I express our sincerest condolences and sympathies to his family and friends, and they will remain in our tho