October 20, 2021, 5:35 p.m. (ChST)
COVID-19 Updates: Cumulative Test Results: 122 New Cases, 49 Hospitalized; Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Village Clinic Schedule
49 Hospitalized for COVID-19
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 194 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 11 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.
COVID-19 Test Results: 122 New Cases of COVID-19
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 122 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,187 tests performed on October 19. Thirty (30) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 17,276 officially reported cases, 226 deaths, 2,690 cases in active isolation, and 14,360 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 16.7.
DPHSS Issues COVID-19 Data Update Report
Today, DPHSS Office of Epidemiology and Research and the COVID-19 Surveillance Unit issued a report on Guam’s COVID-19 surge trends and breakthrough cases by type of vaccine. Analysis on case data is based on tests conducted September 19, 2021 – October 18, 2021. According to the report, the slow steady downward trend in COVID-19 cases continues, and the average weekly cases have dropped by 20 in the last week. The 7-day rolling average for cases is now below 100, and the CAR Score follows the rolling average trend. To view the report, CLICK HERE.
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: