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  • By Pacific island Times News Staff

Guam's latest Covid death count: 30

A 72-year-old man became the 30th Covid19 related death on Guam.

According to the Joint Information Center, the patient died at the Guam Memorial Hospital around 1:37 a.m.

The patient had underlying health conditions. He tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival to Guam Regional Medical City on Sept. 15 and was transferred to GMH the following day.

"No words can ever heal the pain from losing a loved one, Jeff, Lt. Governor Josh, and I send his family and friends our condolences and sympathies," said Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero. "Throughout this pandemic, we have had to do our part to keep each other safe. If we become complacent, if we falter in our resolve, the price of this virus will be higher than we can ever pay."

Press Secretary Krystal Paco San Agustin said the governor is preparing to issue another executive order extending the stay-at-home order, which expires tomorrow.

"EO hasn't been signed but here's what you can expect: Nonessential curbside retail will be allowed," she said "Restaurants and eating establishments may allow customers to enter the premises for the limited purposes of take-out dining."

This will be effective at noon tomorrow, Paco-San Agustin said.

Last night, JIC reported 47 newly confirmed Covid-19 cases from 522 samples tested. Of this total, 20 cases were identified through contact tracing and one case reported recent travel from the U.S. and was identified in quarantine.

To date, there have been a total of 2,013 officially reported cases of Covid19 with 579 cases in active isolation and 1,406 not in isolation. Of those cases, 1,752 are classified as civilians and 261 are military service members.

The Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center 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.

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