Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 944 January 31, 2022, 6:50 p.m. (ChST)

Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 944 January 31, 2022, 6:50 p.m. (ChST)

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Joint Information Center – JIC Release No. 944
January 31, 2022, 6:50 p.m. (ChST)
 
Five COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported;
Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 527 New Cases, 36 Hospitalized;
10 Cases with Omicron Variant Identified; Additional COVID-19 Updates
 
Five COVID-19-related Fatalities Reported
Today, the Joint Information Center was notified of five (5) COVID-19-related fatalities:
  • The 286th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead at the Chief Medical Examiner’s morgue on January 15, 2022. The patient was an 63-year-old male, unvaccinated, with underlying conditions. He tested positive on December 22, 2021.
  • The 287th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) on January 27, 2022. The patient was a 57-year-old male, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on January 27, 2022. 
  • The 288th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at the Guam Memorial Hospital (GMH) on January 29, 2022. The patient was a 94-year-old female, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on January 30, 2022. 
  • The 289th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at GMH on January 29, 2022 at USNH. The patient was a 82-year-old female, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on January 29, 2022. 
  • The 290th COVID-19-related fatality was pronounced dead on arrival at USNH on January 29, 2022. The patient was a 76-year-old female, vaccinated, with underlying health conditions who tested positive on January 29, 2022. 
“Governor Lou, First Gentleman Jeff, and I pray for comfort for the families of those we’ve lost during this pandemic,” said Acting Governor Josh Tenorio. “Our fight continues and we must use all defenses known to us, especially around those we love and feel most comfortable with. There is no shame in being overly cautious or overly protective; the community will be stronger for it.”
 
36 Hospitalized for COVID-19
CENSUS as of 5 p.m. GMH GRMC USNH TOTAL
COVID-19 Admission 23 13 0 36
Pediatric Admissions 0 - - 0
ICU  3 0 0 3
Ventilator 0 0 0 0
 
VACCINATION STATUS VACCINATED UNVACCINATED INELIGIBLE (0-4 years old)
Hospitalized 25 11 0
Total in Population* 132,996 8,611 12,229
Rate per 100,000 Population 19 128 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 19 vaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19 compared to 128 unvaccinated people hospitalized for COVID-19. The risk of being hospitalized for COVID-19 is about 7 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.
 
Cumulative COVID-19 Test Results: 527 New Cases Reported January 29 – 31
From January 29-31, 2022, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 527 new cases of COVID-19. 116 of these cases were reported through the Department of Defense. The 527 new cases does not include cases previously reported in JIC Release No. 942 and 943The breakdown of the cumulative results is below:
To date, there have been a total of 32,331 officially reported cases, 290 deaths, 6,929 cases in active isolation, and 25,112 not in active isolation.
 
10 Cases with Omicron Variant Identified 
Today, DPHSS received ten (10) new results from virus samples collected on Guam between January 7 to January 10, 2022, which have undergone genome sequencing by the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) State Laboratory Division. DPHSS received the third set of results from the Hawaii DOH State Lab Division. All 10 samples received were identified as the Omicron Variant of Concern (VOC). The breakdown is as follows:
                Omicron (VOC)
·       Six (6) BA.1
·       Four (4) BA.1.1
 
To date, 531 SARS-CoV-2 virus samples have been submitted to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Hawaii DOH State Lab Division for genome sequencing and identified a total of three hundred seventy-one (371) COVID-19 cases infected with variants. DPHSS previously reported variants from results from the CDC and the Hawaii DOH State Lab and identified the following:
·       eighty-nine (89) cases identified with the B.1.1.7 Alpha variant 
·       four (4) cases identified with the B.1.351 Beta variant
·       two hundred fifty-six (256) cases identified with the Delta variant and its sublineages 
·       fourteen (14) cases identified with the B.1.429 Epsilon variant 
·       one (1) case identified with the P.1 Gamma variant
·       seven (7) cases identified with the BA.1 Omicron variant
 
Tiyan COVID-19 Outreach Appointment-Based Testing
Community COVID-19 testing at the old carnival grounds in Tiyan, Barrigada has transitioned to an appointment-based system with extended hours. Unscheduled drive-ups will be accepted on a limited basis. For the safety of the community and swabbers, only four (4) adults per vehicle are allowed to be tested. To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
DPHSS continues to support diagnostic testing for COVID-19 but will be prioritizing COVID-19 testing to target individuals with a likelihood of severe disease, hospitalization, or death due to COVID-19. The DPHSS Screening Guide Memorandum further adjusts the criteria for who may get tested for COVID-19.  CLICK HERE to view the guide.
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING – Tiyan
 To schedule an appointment, visit tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
Feb. 1 – Feb. 5,  2022:
8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
BREAK: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Old Carnival Grounds, Tiyan, Barrigada
COVID-19 testing will be offered by appointment through Eventbrite at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithmeFour adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID.
Travel-related testing will not be offered.
 
FREE COVID-19 COMMUNITY TESTING – DPHSS Community Health Centers



Feb. 1 – Feb. 5,  2022:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, Inalåhan
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID. Travel-related testing will not be offered. Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518. Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme

DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center, Dededo
By appointment only for individuals with COVID-like symptoms. Four adults per vehicle. Bring a photo ID. Travel-related testing will not be offered.
Call (671) 635-7525/6 to schedule an appointment.
Fill out a COVID-19 Testing Patient Assessment Form ahead of time, available at dphss.guam.gov/covid-19-testing
 
COVID-19 Vaccination Support Clinic for Families of Children with Disabilities
COVID-19 vaccination support clinics for families of children with disabilities are available. These clinics will also be open to the community. 
COVID-19 VACCINATION SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Clinic is a partnership between DPHSS, the University of Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (CEDDERS), Guam Legal Services Corporation, Guam Developmental Disabilities Council, Guam Regional Transit Authority, Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities, and the Office of the Governor.
 
Feb. 5, 2022:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Agat Gym, Hagat
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Feb. 12, 2022:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Barrigada Mayor’s Office, Barrigada
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Feb. 19, 2022:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Dededo Mayor’s Office, Dededo
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Feb. 26, 2022:
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Agat Gym, Hagat
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Minors must have a birth certificate, parents must have a government-issued photo ID. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Requirements for Minors to Receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine:
  • Parent/legal guardian must provide minor’s birth certificate 
  • Parent/legal guardian must have a government-issued photo identification (ID)
  • Minor must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Guardians must present legal guardianship or power-of-attorney documents
 
FREE COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS (AGES 5 AND OVER)
Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson
Feb. 1 – 5, 2022:
Mon. - Wed., Fri.: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat.: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
University of Guam Field House, Mangilao:
Register at tinyurl.com/vaxguam 
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will be expedited. Please bring appointment confirmation and proof of identity. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. 
 
Feb. 1 – 5, 2022:
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
DPHSS Northern Region Community Health Center, Dededo
Call (671) 635-4418/7400 to schedule an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. Walk-ins welcome.
Curbside vaccination available for people with disabilities.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
Feb. 1 – 4,  2022:
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
DPHSS Southern Region Community Health Center, Inalåhan
Call (671) 828-7604/5/7518 to schedule an appointment. Last appointment is 30 minutes before closing. Walk-ins welcome.
Curbside vaccination available for people with disabilities.
Register at tinyurl.com/covidstopswithme
 
AFTER-SCHOOL COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS (AGES 5 AND OVER)
Walk-ins welcome. Minors must have birth certificate, parents must have government-issued photo ID.
Feb. 1, 2022: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Ordot-Chalan Pago Elementary School
Feb. 2, 2022: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Marcial A. Sablan Elementary School
Feb. 3, 2022: 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Liguan Elementary School
 
Guam COVID-19 Vaccination Update 
As of January 30, 2022, a total of 132,996 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 13,122 residents 12 – 17 years old. 6,642 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 4,279 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series. An additional 670 residents received their booster shots and a total of 51,265 booster shots have been administered to eligible residents since September 29, 2021.
 
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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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