DPHSS – 423 New COVID Cases; 18 Hospitalized; CAR Score At New High Of 233.0

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Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 423 new cases of COVID-19 from 3,286 specimens analyzed on January 12, 2022. 135 cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 22,479 officially reported cases, 274 deaths, 2,934 cases in active isolation, and 19,271 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 233.0.

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. Starting Monday, January 17, 2022, symptomatic patients will be prioritized at unscheduled drive-ups. To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme.

As of January 12, 2022, a total of 131,650 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 12,957 residents 12 – 17 years old. 5,507 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 3,531 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 565 residents received their booster shots and a total of 44,305 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.

274th COVID-19-related Fatality Reported

The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 274th COVID-19-related fatality was
pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital Guam (USNH) on January 11, 2022. The patient was a 66-year-old female, partially vaccinated with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on January 11, 2022.

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