Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 1103 August 3, 2022, 5:35 p.m. (ChST)​

Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 1103 August 3, 2022, 5:35 p.m. (ChST)​

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Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 1103
August 3, 2022, 5:35 p.m. (ChST)​
 
COVID-19 Test Results: 122 New Cases, 21 Hospitalized; 382nd COVID-19-related Fatality Reported; 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 1,434specimens collected August 2, 2022. Fourteen (14) of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense.To date, there have been a total of 55,746 officially reported cases, 382 deaths, 1,311 cases in active isolation, and 54,053not in active isolation.
 
21 Hospitalized for COVID-19
CENSUS as of 4 p.m. GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 12 6 3 21
Pediatric Admissions 0 - - 0
ICU  2 0 2 4
Ventilator 1 0 0 1
 
VACCINATION STATUS VACCINATED UNVACCINATED INELIGIBLE (Under 6 months old)
Hospitalized 15 6 0
Total in Population* 139,495 13,118 1,223
Rate per 100,000 Population 11 46 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 11 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 46 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 4 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.
 
382nd COVID-19-related Fatality Reported
The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 382nd COVID-19-related fatality occurred at the Guam Memorial Hospital on August 2, 2022. The patient was a 49-year-old male, fully vaccinated without a booster, with underlying health conditions, who tested positive on July 19 and again on August 1. 
 
“Jeff, Josh, and I send our heartfelt condolences to his family,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “How we overcome this pandemic is dependent on our ability to remain consistent with our efforts to combat this virus. Please continue to wear your mask, especially in large crowds or while indoors around others, and stay home if you are sick. We can also keep up to date with our vaccinations and boosters.”
 
DPHSS mAb Treatment Center Open at Paseo Stadium
Bebtelovimab, a monoclonal antibody (mAb) for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age and older weighing at least 40 kilograms) is available at the DPHSS mAb treatment center at the Paseo Stadium in Hagåtña from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closes for lunch from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Saturday. 
 
To schedule treatment at the DPHSS mAb treatment center, patients must call 671-998-4527 or 671-998-4547, have a current, laboratory confirmed COVID–19 infection and a referral from a prescribing physician. For more information about Bebtelovimab and other mAb treatment options on Guam, visit dphss.guam.gov/mab or dial 311 from a local number and select option 1 on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
 
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
NO SYMPTOMS NEEDED TO TEST FOR COVID-19
Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID.Travel-related testing will not be offered.
Tuesday & Thursday
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.
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.
 
FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS
FIRST, SECOND AND BOOSTER SHOTS AVAILABLE - Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Agana Shopping Center (2nd Floor) – AGES 5 YEARS & OLDER ONLY
Walk-in service only. Registration for appointments is no longer offered. Bring proof of identity. Last sign-in is at 2:30 p.m. or while supplies last.
Monday - Thursday
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday: 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. Priority is given to patients with appointments. Walk-ins welcome. 
 
COVID-19 Vaccines for Children 6 Months and Older Available at DPHSS CHCs
The Moderna and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccines authorized for use in children down to six months of age. In most children, the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for children ages six months through five years will be a two-dose primary series with four to eight weeks between dose one and dose two. In most children, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children ages six months through four years will be a three-dose primary series three to eight weeks between dose one and dose two, and at least eight weeks between dose two and dose three.
 
COVID-19 vaccination for individuals ages six months and older is available at the DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center in Dededo, and the DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center in Inalåhan. Requirements for minors to receive the Moderna or Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:
  • Parent/legal guardian must provide minor’s birth certificate
  • Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued photo identification
  • Minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Guardians must present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documents
 
COVID-19 vaccination for individuals ages six months to 4 years of age is NOT available at the  ASC vaccination clinic.
 
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 will be offered an incentive (alcohol and tobacco items excluded) while supplies lastGift certificates will only be offered at vaccination clinics at NRCHC, SRCHC, the Agana Shopping Center, and senior citizen outreach clinicswhile supplies last
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update
As of August 2, 2022, 139,495 eligible residents (6 months and older) are fully vaccinated. This total includes 14,312residents 12 – 17 years old. 8,770 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of a two dose series. 7,094 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. 103 residents 6 months – 4 years old have received their first dose of a two dose series. 67,421 eligible residents have received their first booster shots. 11,119 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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