Post-Christmas test results show increase in new Covid cases on Guam
DPHSS reports 43 new positive cases
By Pacific Island Times News Staff
Over the past two weeks, Guam has been seeing a significant drop in new Covid-19 positive cases, with tests yielding single-digit results on some days.
Today, the Department of Public Health and Social Services (DPHSS) reported 43 new cases from 966 specimens analyzed on Dec. 27.
The department said the increased number of cases was the result of fewer tests performed over the Christmas holiday. The seven-day rolling average was 10.5 in previous weeks and 13 for this week.
Six cases were identified through contact tracing. Three cases reported recent travel history and were identified in quarantine.
To date, there have been a total of 19,501 officially reported cases, 270 deaths, 275 cases in active isolation, and 18,956 not in active isolation. The CAR Score is 1.6.
As of Dec. 27, a total of 129,074 of Guam’s eligible population (residents 5 years and older) is fully vaccinated. This total includes 12,538 residents 12 – 17 years old. 4,652 residents 5 – 11 years old received their first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech two dose series. 2,534 residents 5 – 11 years old have completed their two-dose series.