Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: 364 New Cases of COVID-19
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported a preliminary case count of 364 new cases of COVID-19 from 1,023 specimens analyzed on January 29, 2022. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Monday, January 31, 2022. To date, there have been a total of 31,804 officially reported cases, 285 deaths, 8,150 cases in active isolation, and 23,369 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. To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme.
DPHSS continues to support diagnostic testing for COVID-19 but will be prioritizing COVID-19 testing to target individuals with a likelihood of severe disease, hospitalization, or death due to COVID-19. The DPHSS Screening Guide Memorandum further adjusts the criteria for who may get tested for COVID-19. CLICK HERE to view the guide.
COVID-19 Vaccination Support Clinic for Families of Children with Disabilities
COVID-19 vaccination support clinics for families of children with disabilities are available. These clinics will also be open to the community.
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 29, 2022, a total of 132,808 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,122 residents 12 – 17 years old. 6,567 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 4,140 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 54 residents received their booster shots and a total of 50,595 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.