The Department of Health report reported 14 deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 599 confirmed cases, 99 probable cases and 385 additional suspected cases were registered.
The reported deaths were classified as confirmed and are broken down below:
82-year-old man from the Arecibo region
77-year-old man from the Arecibo region
79-year-old woman from the Arecibo region
37-year-old man from the Metro region
53-year-old man from the Metro region
90-year-old woman from the Ponce region
78-year-old woman from the Metro region
84-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
70-year-old man from the Caguas region
76-year-old woman from the Caguas region
68-year-old man from the Bayamón region
55-year-old man from the Caguas region
43-year-old man from the Metro region
63-year-old man from the Metro region
With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths add up to 725 and the probable ones are 210, so the total number of deaths is 935. It is important to remember that any death registered after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports.
The change in the number of deaths should not be interpreted as having occurred in the last 24 hours. Similarly, it is important to point out that the death report may vary, as the processes of registration and codification of the causes of death occur, which could take several days.
On the other hand, the total of the results of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 41,798 of which 22,519 are women and 19,279 are men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of October 30 to November 13. The total was adjusted after adding 25 cases with a sampling date of October 29.
As part of the report, 385 additional suspected cases were registered, with a sampling date ranging from October 30 to November 13. These cases, by definition, are those that have a positive serological test. In this line, the total is 36,226 after being adjusted, by subtracting 54 cases that had a positive molecular test and one case that had a positive antigen test and were added to the cases registered as part of this report; In addition, 163 cases were added with a sampling date from July 6 to October 17. Suspected cases are divided into 20,276 women and 15,950 men.
More adjustments are detailed in the report in the lines of confirmed cases and suspected cases.
In addition, the report includes the results of antigen tests, which the CDC lists as probable cases. The total positive results in these tests is 681, which was adjusted after subtracting 17 cases that had a positive molecular test later and were added to the confirmed cases reported in this report; In addition, a case was added with a sampling date of October 28. The additional probable cases reported are 63, which include samples taken from October 30 to November 13. The distribution by gender is 354 women and 327 men.
The adjustments in totals are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health, entities and clinical laboratories, to ensure that any sample made for COVID-19 is registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken.
Summary of the Department of Health report:
Additional confirmed cases: 599
Total confirmed cases: 41,798
Additional suspicious cases: 385
Total probable cases: 36,226
Additional probable cases: 99
Total probable cases: 681
Additional confirmed deaths: 14
Total confirmed deaths: 725
Additional probable deaths: 0
Total probable deaths: 210
Total reported deaths: 935
For more information, you can access through the website of the Department of Health www.salud.gov.pr/coronavirus.