Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 1076 June 22, 2022, 5:10 p.m. (ChST)​

Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 1076 June 22, 2022, 5:10 p.m. (ChST)​

Press Release

Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 1076
June 22, 2022, 5:10 p.m. (ChST)​
 
COVID-19 Test Results: 122 New Cases, Seven Hospitalized; 
Additional COVID-19 Updates
 
COVID-19 Test Results: 122 New Cases Reported
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 from 1,160 specimens collected June 21, 2022. 28 of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 51,009 officially reported cases, 371 deaths, 537 cases in active isolation, and 50,101 not in active isolation.
 
Seven Hospitalized for COVID-19
CENSUS as of 5 p.m. GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 4 2 1 7
Pediatric Admissions 0 - - 0
ICU  0 0 0 0
Ventilator 0 0 0 0
 
VACCINATION STATUS VACCINATED UNVACCINATED INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)
Hospitalized 6 1 0
Total in Population* 137,153 4,454 12,229
Rate per 100,000 Population 4 22 0
SPECIAL NOTE: Based on today's data, if we were to compare two (2) hypothetical populations of 100,000 people each, vaccinated versus unvaccinated, there would be 4 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 22 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19.
The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 6 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated. *Estimated population
is based on DPHSS Immunization Program analysis of 2020 Census data. Updates are expected pending further Census 2020 data breakdown.
 
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING
Fill out a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form ahead of time, available at dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
8 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada
COVID-19 testing will be offered by appointment through tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme.
Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID.Travel-related testing will not be offered.
NO SYMPTOMS NEEDED TO TEST FOR COVID-19
Tuesdays and Thursdays:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center (SRCHC), Inalåhan
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID. Travel-related testing not offered. Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518. Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
Monday - Saturday:
9 a.m. by appointment
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC), Dededo
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID. Call (671) 635-7525/6 to schedule an appointment.
 
Reduce the Risk of Exposure and Spread of COVID-19
·       At-risk individuals and older adults should continue wearing face masks in confined, poorly ventilated areas. Older adults and people with serious chronic medical conditions are most at risk for serious complications and death due to COVID-19. Serious chronic medical conditions include:
 
Heart disease Obesity Chronic liver disease
Diabetes Immunocompromised conditions (e.g. cancer, lupus) Neurologic/neurodevelopmental condition
Lung disease Chronic renal disease Current or former smoker



·       Get your COVID-19 booster doses after the recommended time has lapsed from your vaccination series completion. 
·       Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19 and call 911 if you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion, inability to wake or stay awake, or bluish lips or face. Individuals who are sick are advised to:
·       Stay home, except to seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the clinic/doctor or pharmacy. Ask your doctor for a telehealth visit. Use a drive-through pharmacy to pick up prescription or over-the-counter medicines.
·       Monitor for symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headaches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion, nausea and/or diarrhea.
·       Get tested if you have symptoms of COVID-19.
o   If you have symptoms, work hard to get tested for COVID-19 right away, and then speak with your physician about your treatment options. 
o   While waiting for test results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your household.
·       Report Positive COVID-19 At-home Test Results to DPHSS at dphss.surveillance@dphss.guam.gov
·       Isolate if you have tested positive for COVID-19. While in isolation:
a.              Eat in a separate room or area; use a separate bedroom; use a separate bathroom. If sharing a bathroom, clean and disinfect after each use. 
b.              Avoid sharing personal items – dishes, cups/glasses, silverware, towels, bedding or electronics (e.g., cellphone).
c.              Wear a face mask.
d.              Wash your hands often using soap and water, or hand sanitizer; avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
e.              Clean and disinfect “high touch” surfaces and items every day (tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics).
 
COVID-19 Therapeutic Paxlovid
Earlier this year, DPHSS issued a standing order for a COVID-19 therapeutic called Paxlovid. Paxlovid was given emergency use authorization (EUA) by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of COVID-19. Treatment is indicated for recently diagnosed COVID-19 patients with mild-moderate symptoms. If you have symptoms or test positive, ask your health care provider within five days of your first symptoms. Prescribing providers are advised to document SARS-CoV-2 viral test (lab-based antigen or PCR), and symptoms of COVID-19 for ≤5 days. Read the standing order for paxlovid HERE.
 
Second COVID-19 Booster Doses Available
Second doses of the COVID-19 booster are available to individuals ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Eligible individuals may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
 
Adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the Janssen booster dose. Adults ages 50 years and older could benefit from a second mRNA booster dose as they are at increased risk for severe COVID-19. Adults 50 years and older may receive a second booster dose, if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
 
FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS (AGES 5 YEARS AND OLDER)
FIRST, SECOND AND BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE - Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Agana Shopping Center (2nd Floor) - Register: tinyurl.com/vaxguam
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Mon. - Thurs.
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC), Dededo
Last vaccine will be administered 30 minutes before closing. Walk-ins welcome. Curbside vaccination available for people with disabilities. 
Monday - Friday
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center (SRCHC), Inalåhan
Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518 to schedule an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. Walk-ins welcome. Curbside vaccination available for people with disabilities.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Incentives Offered for COVID-19 Vaccination Series Completion and Boosters
A program administered by the government of Guam is providing incentives to individuals 12 years of age and older who maintain their COVID-19 vaccinations who are:
·       Completing their last dose in primary series; OR
·       Receiving 1st Booster Dose OR 2nd Booster Dose
 
Eligible residents may choose between IP&E gift certificates for $25 gas at Shell Gas Stations OR $25 at Shell Foody’s Guam stores (alcohol and tobacco items excluded) while supplies last. Gift certificates will only be offered at vaccination clinics at NRCHC, SRCHC, the Agana Shopping Center, and senior citizen outreach clinics, while supplies last
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update
As of June 21, 2022, 137,153 eligible residents (5 years and older) are fully vaccinated. This total includes 14,051 residents 12 – 17 years old. 8,224 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 6,707 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. 61,869 eligible residents have received their first booster shots. 7,407 eligible residents have received their second booster shots.
 
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For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10.
 
 
 
 


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