DPHSS – 356 New Cases, 21 Hospitalized; Mangilao mAb Clinic to Close Temporarily Starting Monday

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Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: 356 New Cases of COVID-19 

Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported a preliminary case count of 356 new cases of COVID-19 from 1,406 specimens analyzed on January 22, 2022. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Monday, January 24, 2022. To date, there have been a total of 27,207 officially reported cases, 276 deaths, 7,406 cases in active isolation, and 19,525 not in active isolation.

Mangilao mAb Clinic to Close Temporarily Starting Monday

Beginning Monday, January 24, 2022, the monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy clinic at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center in Mangilao will temporarily close until further notice. This is due to a shortage of patient courses of Regen-COV. A shipment of Regen-COV is expected to arrive on Guam within the next few days. The Mangilao mAb clinic will reopen when supplies become available. An announcement will be made to the public.

GMHA mAb Infusion Services Temporarily Suspended

The Guam Memorial Hospital has suspended its monoclonal antibody (mAB) infusion services until further notice, due to a shortage in supply of Regen-COV, as experienced island-wide. GMH’s infusion services were on a referral-basis only and as such, the hospital is alerting the medical community, who would otherwise be referring patients. GMH will begin infusion services as soon as reasonably feasible with supply.

Tiyan COVID-19 Outreach Appointment-Based Testing

Community COVID-19 testing at the old carnival grounds in Tiyan, Barrigada has transitioned to an appointment-based system with extended hours. Unscheduled drive-ups will be accepted on a limited basis. For the safety of the community and swabbers, only four (4) adults per vehicle are allowed to be tested. Symptomatic patients will be prioritized at unscheduled drive-ups. To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme.

Requirements for Minors to Receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:

  • Parent/legal guardian must provide minor’s birth certificate

  • Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued photo identification (ID)

  • Minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian

  • Guardians must present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documents

Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update 

As of January 22, 2022, a total of 132,430 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,007 residents 12 – 17 years old. 6,335 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 3,969 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 919 residents received their booster shots and a total of 49,306 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.