DPHSS – 662 New Cases; 28 Hospitalized; DPHSS Prioritize Highest Risk For Testing

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Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 662 New Cases Reported January 22 – 24

From January 22-24, 2022, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 662 new cases of COVID-19. 151 of these cases were reported through the Department of Defense. The 662 new cases does not include cases previously reported in JIC Release No. 933 and 934.

The breakdown of the cumulative results is below:

To date, there have been a total of 27,869 officially reported cases, 280 deaths, 8,064 cases in active isolation, and 19,525 not in active isolation.

DPHSS to Prioritize Testing Symptomatic Patients, High-Risk Close Contacts

Beginning Wednesday, January 26, 2022, DPHSS and Community Testing Partners will prioritize COVID-19 testing across all DPHSS testing platforms to only symptomatic patients and high-risk close contacts. Due to the high volume of testing in the last several weeks, testing kits and supplies are limited. The criteria for high-risk close contacts are:

  • Unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated

  • Age 65 or older

  • Multiple comorbidities or multiple underlying health conditions

  • Moderately to severely immunocompromised condition

    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.

Mangilao mAb Clinic Temporarily Closed

The monoclonal antibody (mAb) therapy clinic at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center in Mangilao is temporarily closed 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.

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. A total of 49,306 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.