DPHSS – 729 New Cases; 26 Hospitalized; Food Distribution Moves To Santa Rita

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COVID-19 Test Results: 729 New Cases of COVID-19 

Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 729 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,785 specimens analyzed on January 19, 2022. 30 cases were identified through contact tracing. 138 of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 25,757 officially reported cases, 276 deaths, 5,985 cases in active isolation, and 19,496 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

Food Commodities Distribution Continues

The Guam Department of Education (GDOE), State Agency for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) under the U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Nutrition Service distribution will be available to village constituents only on a first-come, first-served basis. Distribution is limited to three households per vehicle at the sites. Face masks must be worn; bring a photo ID.

Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update 

As of January 19, 2022, a total of 132,132 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,007 residents 12 – 17 years old. 5,946 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 3,796 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 302 residents received their booster shots and a total of 47,634 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.