The report of the Department of Health reported two deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 93 confirmed cases and 24 additional probable cases were registered.
The additional deaths, both confirmed, correspond to a 48-year-old woman from the Arecibo region and an 82-year-old man reported in the Metro region. With these additional fatalities, the total confirmed deaths add up to 73 and the probable deaths remain at 96, therefore, the total number of deaths is 169.
The change in the number of deaths should not be interpreted as meaning that these have occurred in the last 24 hours. Similarly, it is important to note that the reporting of deaths may vary, to the extent that the processes of registration and codification of causes of death occur, which could take several days. It is important to remember that any death recorded after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports.
The total results of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 2,904. Of that total, 1,457 are women and 1,447 men; however, the total was adjusted by adding a case with a sampling date of June 8. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample date of July 6 to 11.
On the other hand, 24 additional probable cases were registered with a sample collection date from June 29 to 11 July 2020. In this line, the total is 7,219, after being adjusted, by subtracting three cases that had a positive molecular test, subsequently, and added to the cases registered as part of this report. Similarly, a duplicate case was subtracted. The probable cases are divided into 3,875 women and 3,344 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 recorded in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken.
Meanwhile, according to the Health Department's online tool identified as “dashboard”, it reports that there are 206 hospitalized, an increase of 47 compared to 159 hospitalized yesterday.
Summary of the Health Department report:
Additional confirmed cases: 93
Total confirmed cases: 2,904
Additional probable cases: 24
Total probable cases: 7,219
Additional confirmed deaths: 2
Total confirmed deaths: 73
Additional probable deaths: 0
Total probable deaths: 96
Total reported deaths: 169