Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 791 September 18, 2021, 7:45 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 791 September 18, 2021, 7:45 p.m. (ChST)

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Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 791
September 18, 2021, 7:45 p.m. (ChST)
 
COVID-19 Hospital Census: 79; Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: 89 New Cases; Additional Updates
 
Watch for Emergency Warning Signs for COVID-19
In accordance with the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) guidance, individuals who are sick are advised to: 
  • Stay home, except to seek medical care. Call ahead before visiting the clinic/doctor.
  • 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. While waiting for test results, you should stay away from others, including staying apart from those living in your household.
 
DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19 and seek emergency medical care immediately or call 911 if you are experiencing any of the following warning signs of COVID-19:


  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
  • Bluish lips or face
     
 
79 Hospitalized for COVID-19 – 41 Unvaccinated
The Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) and Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) report the following COVID-19 hospital census, as of 6 p.m.:
CENSUS GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 48 31 - 79
ICU  8 6 - 14
Ventilator 3 2 - 5
Vaccination Status 28 UNVACCINATED
1 INELIGIBLE
13 UNVACCINATED
12 UNKNOWN
UNAVAILABLE 41 UNVACCINATED
12 UNKNOWN
1 INELIGIBLE 
 
Preliminary COVID-19 Test Results: 89 New Cases
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported a preliminary case count of eight-nine (89) new cases of COVID-19 from 915 specimens analyzed on September 17. Additional results are pending analysis and submission from other clinics and will be reported on Monday, September 20. To date, there have been a total of 13,438officially reported cases of COVID-19 with 179 deaths, 2,602 cases in active isolation, and 10,657 not in active isolation. As of September 17, the CAR Score is 36.2.
 
Free COVID-19 Testing Schedule:
COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING SCHEDULE – FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED
 
Monday, September 20 - Saturday, September 25
 
 8 a.m. - 
12 p.m.
Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada
Rapid antigen testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. No symptoms are needed. Bring a photo ID. 
 
Monday, September 20
 
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, Inalåhan
Rapid antigen testing will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last. No symptoms are needed. Bring a photo ID. 
For quicker service, visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing to download, print, and complete a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form before arriving at the testing site. Only four (4) people per vehicle are allowed to be tested. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian and provide government-issued identification to validate age. The parent/legal guardian will also be required to sign a consent form. Testing for travel purposes will not be conducted at DPHSS drive-thru testing sites and must be scheduled with the Northern Region Community Health Center (NRCHC) by calling (671) 635-7525/6. 
 
The community is reminded to monitor for symptoms and get tested if they are identified as close contacts to confirmed positive cases or are experiencing any of the known COVID-19 symptoms, which include, but are not limited to:


· Cough
· Shortness of breath 
· Fever
· Chills
· Muscle pain
· Sore throat
· New loss of taste or smell


This list is not exhaustive of all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. 
 
Individuals waiting for COVID-19 test results must quarantine at home until cleared by DPHSS. Individuals whose test results are positive and who are at high risk for serious illness will be given information on outpatient monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19.
 
UPDATED: COVID-19 Vaccination Schedule 
COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS - Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
September 20 9 a.m. -
12 p.m.
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center, Dededo
Call (671) 635-4418/7400 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome
 
September 20 – 22,
September 24 – 25
 
11 a.m. -
5 p.m.
University of Guam Field House, Mangilao
Register for at tinyurl.com/vaxguam
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will expedite. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Last appointment is at 6 p.m. 
 
September 23,
September 25
 
11 a.m. -
 6 p.m.
Micronesia Mall, 2nd Floor, Above Center Court, Dededo
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will expedite. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Last appointment is at 6 p.m. 
September 21 – 22 9 a.m. -
12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, Inalåhan
Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.
September 24 1 p.m. -
4 p.m.
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center, Dededo
Call (671) 635-4418/7400 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins welcome.
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update
As of September 17, 196 additional residents received their first dose in a two-dose series, 23 residents received their dose in the single-dose series, and an additional 402 residents have become fully vaccinated. To date, a total of 115,272(84.58%) of Guam’s eligible population (residents 12 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This percentage includes 9,655fully vaccinated residents between the ages of 12 – 17, as well as Guam's fully vaccinated adult population of 105,307.
 
For the latest information on COVID-19, visit dphss.guam.gov or guamrecovery.com. For inquiries on COVID-19, contact 311 through a local number, or call the Joint Information Center at (671) 478-0208/09/10. 
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