Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 825 October 18, 2021, 6:15 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 825 October 18, 2021, 6:15 p.m. (ChST)

Press Release

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 825

October 18, 2021, 6:15 p.m. (ChST)


223rd COVID-19-related Fatality Reported;

COVID-19 Updates: Cumulative Test Results: 91 New Cases, 52 Hospitalized;

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Village Clinic Schedule


223rd COVID-19-related Fatality Reported

The Joint Information Center was notified that Guam’s 223rd COVID-19 related fatality occurred at the Guam Regional Medical City (GRMC) on October 15, 2021. The patient was a 68-year-old male, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions. He tested positive on October 6. 

 

“We cannot begin to imagine the devastation felt by the families who have experienced the greatest of loss during this pandemic. For each of you in this most difficult time, Jeff, Josh, and I express our deepest condolences,” said Governor Lou Leon Guerrero. “While we cannot bring back those who have fallen to this virus, we have the power to prevent more days of sadness and mourning by using all the tools available to us, including testing, treatment, and vaccinations.”

 

DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE. Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. Seek emergency medical care immediately or 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.

 

52 Hospitalized for COVID-19

CENSUS as of 5 p.m

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

30

22

0

52

Pediatric Admissions

2

-

-

2

ICU 

8

3

0

11

Ventilator

7

2

0

9

 

VACCINE STATUS

VACCINATED

UNVACCINATED

INELIGIBLE

Hospitalized

22

29

1

Total in Population

122,240

13,206

32,039

Rate per 100,000 Population

18*

220*

3*

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 18 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 220 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 12 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.


Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 91 New Cases of COVID-19 from October 15 – 17

Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 13 new cases of COVID-19 out of 200 tests performed on October 17. Three (3) cases were identified through contact tracing. 


An additional 78 cases were also reported today as a result of complete analysis and case submissions from other clinics for preliminary COVID-19 test results reported October 16 – 17. Official case counts for the past weekend results are as follows:



To date, there have been a total of 16,991 officially reported cases, 223 deaths, 2,562 cases in active isolation, and 14,206 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 17.5.


FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING SCHEDULE 

FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED


Tuesday, October 19 - Saturday, October 23
 


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. Four per vehicle. No symptoms are needed. Bring a photo ID

For more information, visit dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing


Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Village Clinic Schedule

COVID-19 vaccine booster village clinics are being offered by DPHSS in partnership with the Mayors’ Council of Guam for Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial two-dose series at least 6 months ago and are 65 years and older. For appointments, register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme or call your village mayor:


FREE COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINATION VILLAGE CLINICS:

8:30AM – 1:30PM (for 65 and older)

DATE

VILLAGES SERVED

LOCATION

October 20

Hågat/Sånta Rita-Sumai

Hågat Gym

October 21

Inalåhan/Talo′fo′fo′

Inalåhan Mayor's Office

October 25 – 26

November 16

Dededo

Dededo Senior Center

October 27

   
 
 


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