Guam sees new spike in Covid cases; nine hospital admissions reported
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
The Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 81 new cases of Covid-19 from 989 specimens analyzed on May 31.
Eight of the cases reported today are through the Department of Defense. To date, there have been a total of 49,156 officially reported cases, 363 deaths, 309 cases in active isolation, and 48,484 not in active isolation. The department reported nine hospital admissions.
The government has launched a program providing incentives to individuals 12 years of age and older who maintain their Covid-19 vaccinations who are:
Completing their last dose in primary series; OR
Receiving 1st Booster Dose; OR
Receiving 2nd Booster Dose
Eligible residents may choose between IP&E gift certificates for $25 gas at Shell Gas Stations or $25 at Shell Foody’s Guam stores (alcohol and tobacco items excluded) while supplies last.
Gift certificates will only be offered at vaccination clinics at the Northern and Southern Region Community Health Centers, the Agana Shopping Center, and senior citizen outreach clinics.
Second doses of the Covid-19 booster are available to individuals ages 12 years and older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised. Eligible individuals may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna) Covid-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the first booster dose.
Adults between the ages of 18 and 49 who are not moderately or severely immunocompromised and who received Janssen Covid-19 Vaccine as both their primary series dose and booster dose may receive a second booster dose using an mRNA Covid-19 vaccine at least 4 months after the Janssen booster dose.
Adults ages 50 years and older could benefit from a second mRNA booster dose as they are at increased risk for severe Covid-19. Adults 50 years and older may receive a second booster dose, if it has been at least 4 months after the first booster dose.