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Utah woman suddenly dies in Guam; Family now in quarantine

Posted at 10:38 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 00:42:57-04

A Utah woman who recently moved to Guam with her family suddenly died last week after being hospitalized for a fever.

Jayme Alsup Ellis was taken to the hospital by her husband Preston after she couldn't stop throwing up.

Shortly after being taken in, doctors administered fluids, gave Jayme a COVID-19 test and told Preston she was in stable condition.

However, moments later, doctors called to tell him his wife had passed.

Since then, Jayme's three sisters and parents have flown into Guam and are quarantining in a government facility for six days before they are able to comfort Preston and the couple's three children during this time of loss.

"We understand that a quarantine is necessary," Jayme's sister Holly Montano said. "We came with faith that an exception would be made where we could quarantine with the kids and could hold them and have these crucial conversations with them."

Jayme's death was not caused by COVID-19 as her test came back negative.