DPHSS – 709 New Cases, 27 Hospitalized; Testing Schedules Announced

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COVID-19 Test Results: 709 New Cases of COVID-19 

Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 709 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,542 specimens analyzed on January 20, 2022. 103 of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 26,466 officially reported cases, 276 deaths, 6,665 cases in active isolation, and 19,525 not in active isolation.

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 20, 2022, a total of 132,223 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,007 residents 12 – 17 years old. 6,144 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 3,850 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 204 residents received their booster shots and a total of 47,838 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.