DPHSS – 637 New Cases; 26 Hospitalized


COVID-19 Test Results: 637 New Cases of COVID-19 

Today, DPHSS reported 637 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,747 specimens analyzed on January 17, 2022. 267 cases were identified through contact tracing. Today’s reported case count includes 163 cases from the Department of Defense through test results produced between January 14 – 17, 2022. To date, there have been a total of 24,218 officially reported cases, 274 deaths, 4,533 cases in active isolation, and 19,411 not in active isolation.

Tiyan COVID-19 Outreach Moves to Appointment-Based Testing, Hours Extended

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 17, 2022, a total of 131,956 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,007 residents 12 – 17 years old. 5,882 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 3,706 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 342 residents received their booster shots and a total of 46,970 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.