Registers 769 new coronavirus cases
SAN JUAN – The Department of Health reported seven new deaths from COVID-19, as well as 399 additional confirmed and 370 probable cases of the disease. Its coronavirus dashboard shows 440 people hospitalized in Puerto Rico.
Of the reported deaths, the department listed the five people that were classified as confirmed as follows:
- 51-year-old man from the Mayagüez region
- 71 -year-old man from the Bayamón region
- 80-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
- 71-year-old man from the Bayamón region
- 79-year-old man from the Mayagüez region  The other two deaths were listed as probable, or not confirmed with diagnostic testing. They were two men, ages 64 and 62, from the Mayagüez and Metro regions, respectively.
The number of confirmed deaths to date is 149, while probable ones total 116, for a combined 265 people having succumbed to the novel coronavirus on the island.
The Health Department reminded the public that the “change in the number of deaths should not be interpreted as having occurred in the last 24 hours. Similarly, it is important to note that the reporting of deaths can vary, to the extent that the processes of registration and codification of the causes of death are carried out, which could take several days. ”
There have now been 8,230 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 registered to date.
“The total was adjusted after adding seven cases; one with a sampling date of April 21, five with a sampling date of July 13 and one of July 17. Of that total, 4,141 are women and 4,089 men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date from July 21 to August 4, ”the department explained.
“ As part of the report, 370 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from July 22 to August 4. In this category, the total is 12,456, after being adjusted, by subtracting 58 cases that had a positive molecular test, and were later added to the cases registered as part of this report. Similarly, 34 cases were added with a sample collection date from May 14 to July 21. Probable cases are divided into 6,835 women and 5,621 men; four cases are under investigation in this area, ”the department added.
For more information, visit the Health Department's website at http://www.salud.gov.pr/Pages/coronavirus.aspx .