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122 new cases reported, hospitalizations stabilize

By Pacific Island Times News Staff

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 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.

Hospitalization numbers have been stabilizing. Among the 49 admissions, three are pediatric cases, 12 are in ICU and seven on ventilators.

Since the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 booster shot became available to eligible residents on Sept. 30, more than 6,000 people have received a booster shot.

The Department of Public Health and Social Services encourages eligible residents to get vaccinated with the booster dose of Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

The village booster clinic, in partnership with the Mayors’ Council of Guam (MCOG) continues throughout the months of October and November for adults ages 65 and older.

Covid-19 booster shots are also available for eligible residents at the University of Guam Field House for the following:

· Anyone age 65+

· Anyone age 18+ with underlying medical conditions

· Anyone 18+ with an elevated risk of Covid-19 exposure and transmission due to their occupation (e.g. healthcare workers, law enforcement, fire, K-12 teachers and support staff, university faculty, daycare employees, food and agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, USPS workers, corrections workers, public transit workers, grocery store workers) or living settings

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