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An 80-year-old man from the Arecibo region is the most recent fatality of COVID-19




An 80-year-old man residing in the Arecibo region became the most recent fatality of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico, reported this Sunday by the Department of Health .

According to the agency, this is a confirmed death, so deaths in this category increased to 69, while probable deaths remained at 94. This translates into a total of 153 fatalities associated with the disease since the emergency began .

Health also reported that confirmed positive cases rose to 1,624 with an additional 22, while probable positive cases stood at 5,565 with 78 new infected and 23 that had not been reported with a sample date of May 12 to June 10.

The number of patients hospitalized for the virus was placed at 99 of which eight are confined in an Intensive Care Unit and five is They are connected to an artificial respirator.

Health defined as probable death that death of a patient who was diagnosed with COVID-19 by means of a serological (non-diagnostic) test or whose doctor registered the death using clinical criteria when evaluating the symptoms. While confirmed deaths involve people who tested positive for a molecular (diagnostic) test.

Similarly, the term confirmed positive case refers to infections whose results were validated by a molecular test. Likewise, the probable case refers to that positive result for the disease that was obtained through serological testing.

Confirmed positive cases

The total of 1,624 confirmed positive cases corresponds 804 women and 820 men.

The group of patients between 50 and 59 years continues to dominate with the highest number of infections (318), followed by 40 to 49 years (294) and 30 to 39 years (272 On the other hand, the metropolitan region registers the most confirmed positive cases with 559. It is followed by the region of Mayagüez (245) and Bayamón (229).

Vieques and Culebra remain without confirmed cases. While San Juan continues as the municipality with the most infections in this category with 288 cases, followed by Guaynabo (101), Carolina (100) and Bayamón (91). Health still does not have available the municipality of 59 confirmed cases.

Probable positive cases

The total of 5,565 probable positive cases is broken down into 2,945 that correspond to women and 2,620 to men. In this category, the group of patients between 50 and 59 years of age also registered the highest number of likely infected with 1,078, followed by 40 to 49 years (951) and 60 to 69 years (856).

Also, the region Metro dominates the statistics with 1,365 probable infected, followed by the Bayamón region (1,056) and the Caguas region (806).

San Juan is the largest municipality with probable cases with 638, followed by Bayamón (306) and Carolina ( 223). The agency does not have available the town of 154 probable cases.



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