The Health Department report reported three deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, while 104 confirmed cases and 134 additional probable cases of the virus were registered on the Island.
The reported deaths were classified as confirmed and are broken down below:
69-year-old man from the Ponce region
52-year-old man from the Bayamón region
92-year-old woman from the Arecibo region
With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths total 578 and the probabilities are 183, so the total number of deaths is 761. It is important to remember that any death recorded 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. In the same way, it is important to point out that the death report may vary, to the extent that the processes of registration and coding 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 28,293, of which 15,228 are women and 13,065 are men. The total of confirmed cases was adjusted after adding 19 cases with a sampling date from March 26 to October 7; in addition, four duplicate cases were subtracted. The cases reported are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sampling date of October 8-14.
As part of the report, 134 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from October 8 to 14. In this line, the total is 28,357 after being adjusted, by subtracting 14 cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report; Furthermore, two cases were added with a sampling date of June 1 and September 12, respectively, and three duplicate cases were subtracted. Probable cases are divided into 15,837 women and 12,520 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: 104
Total confirmed cases: 28,293
Additional probable cases: 134
Total probable cases: 28,357
Additional confirmed deaths: 3
Total confirmed deaths: 578
Additional probable deaths: 0
Total probable deaths: 183
Total reported deaths: 761
For more information, you can access through the website of the Department of Health www.salud.gov.pr/coronavirus.