DPHSS- 263 New COVID Cases; CAR Score Nearly Doubles from Yesterday

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Today, DPHSS reported 263 new cases of COVID-19 from 1,647 tests run on January 5, 2022. Fifty-four (54) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 20,351 officially reported cases, 273 deaths, 1,028 cases in active isolation, and 19,411 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 65.0. 13 COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized with nine (9) at G.M.H. and four (4) at G.R.M.C. 9 patients are vaccinated and 4 are not vaccinated and there are no I.C.U. or pediatric cases at this time.

Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update As of January 5, 2022, a total of 130,006 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 12,630 residents 12 – 17 years old. 4,958 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 3,152 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 355 residents received their booster shots and a total of 40,642 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.

D.P.H.S.S. reminds everyone to look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. Seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face. Individuals who are sick are advised to:

Stay home, except to seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the clinic/doctor.

Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea and/or diarrhea.

Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19. While waiting for test results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your household.