Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 828 October 21, 2021, 5:55 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 828 October 21, 2021, 5:55 p.m. (ChST)

Press Release

Joint Information Center - JIC Release No. 828

October 21, 2021, 5:55 p.m. (ChST)


COVID-19 Updates: Test Results: 103 New Cases, 44 Hospitalized; DPHSS Receives Support from CDC and HHS; COVID Results Email Service Temporarily Unavailable; Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Booster Village Clinic Schedule

 

44 Hospitalized for COVID-19

CENSUS as of 5 p.m

GMH

GRMC

USNH

TOTAL

COVID-19 Admission

27

16

1

44

Pediatric Admissions

2

-

-

2

ICU 

8

5

0

13

Ventilator

6

1

0

7

 

VACCINE STATUS

VACCINATED

UNVACCINATED

INELIGIBLE

Hospitalized

17

25

1

Total in Population

122,562

13,528

32,039

Rate per 100,000 Population

14*

185*

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 14 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 185 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID- 19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 13 times higher for the unvaccinated as compared to the vaccinated.


COVID-19 Test Results: 103 New Cases of COVID-19 

Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 103 new cases of COVID-19 out of 1,247 tests performed on October 20. Thirty-four (34) cases were identified through contact tracing. To date, there have been a total of 17,379 officially reported cases, 226 deaths, 2,355 cases in active isolation, and 14,798 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 16.8.


COVID Results Email Service Temporarily Unavailable

The email address used to request for COVID-19 test results is temporarily unavailable. DPHSS is working with the Office of Technology to address the matter immediately. Anyone who sent an email or request to covidresults@dphss.guam.gov within the last 24 hours and has still not received a response is asked to contact the Northern Region Community Health Center at 635-7525/6 to request for a copy of their COVID-19 test results. Once the COVID results email service has been restored, DPHSS will notify the public.


DPHSS Receives Support from CDC and HHS 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has committed to send a team of deployers to Guam to support case investigation and address the “dead on arrival” (DOA) cases related to COVID-19. This commitment to support Guam was made in response to a request by the Director of DPHSS, Mr. Arthur San Agustin  to CDC Director Dr. Rochelle P. Walensky earlier this month.

 

Three additional members from the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) arrived last week and one member who previously arrived in October was extended for another 30 days. The four clinical laboratory scientists are assigned specific roles at the Guam Public Health Laboratory. All four are highly skilled U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) senior officers providing technical laboratory assistance to GPHL.


FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING SCHEDULE 

FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED

Friday, October 22 - 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

Friday, October 22

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. 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 25 – 26

November 16

Dededo

Dededo Senior Center

October 27

Piti/Asan Maina

Asan Maina Mayor's Office

November 1

Yigo

Yigo Gym

November 8 – 10

Mangilao/Barrigada/Chalan Pago-Ordot/MTM/Yona

UOG Field House

November 15

Dededo

Astumbo Senior Center

November 18