DPHSS – 815 New Cases; 27 Hospitalized; 2 Fatalities; Food Distribution Continues

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Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 815 new cases of COVID-19 from 2,893 specimens analyzed on January 18, 2022. 46 cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 25,033 officially reported cases, 276 deaths, 5,269 cases in active isolation, and 19,488 not in active isolation.

Two COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported

Today, the Joint Information Center was notified of two (2) COVID-19-related fatalities that occurred on January 18, 2022:

  • The 275th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH). The patient was a 70-year-old female, unvaccinated, with underlying health conditions. She tested positive on January 18, 2022.

  • The 276th COVID-19-related fatality occurred at GMH. The patient was a 67-year-old male, vaccinated with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on January 8, 2022.

Mangilao mAb Treatment Center Hours of Operation for Thursday

The Monoclonal Antibody (mAb) Treatment Center located at the Mangilao Senior Citizens Center in Mangilao will open at 10 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 20, 2022. The change in hours of operation is due to facilities maintenance.

Normal hours of operation from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday are expected to resume Friday, January 21, 2022. If any further changes to the schedule are necessary, an announcement will be made.

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 Tomorrow

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 18, 2022, a total of 132,067 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,007 residents 12 – 17 years old. 5,907 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 3,757 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 362 residents received their booster shots and a total of 46,970 47,332 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.