The report of the Department of Health reported two deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 220 confirmed cases and an additional 185 probable cases were registered .
The deaths, cataloged as probable, correspond to two men, aged 72 and 47, reported by the Ponce and Arecibo regions, respectively. With these additional fatalities, the total confirmed deaths remains at 81 and the probable deaths add up to 99, therefore, the total number of deaths is 180. It is important to remember that any death recorded after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports.
Meanwhile, the virtual Health tool, the dashboard, indicates that there are 336 people hospitalized for COVID-19, the highest number reported to the moment, 21 more than yesterday when 315 were reported and almost 5 times the figure of June 22, almost a month ago, when there were 70 hospitalized.
The total results of the confirmed cases COVID-19 is 4,011. Of that total, 2,038 are women and 1,973 are men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of July 8 to 17.
On the other hand, an additional 185 probable cases were registered, with a sample collection date from 11 to July 17, 2020. In this line, the total is 8,450, after being adjusted, by subtracting 16 cases that had a positive molecular test, subsequently, and added to the cases registered as part of this report. Likewise, 9 cases were added with sampling dates from June 17 to 26. The probable cases are divided into 4,579 women and 3,871 men.
The adjustments in totals are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health, entities and clinical laboratories to ensure that all samples taken for COVID-19 are registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken.