November 23, 2020

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Contagions soar: Health registers 225 new confirmed cases and 444 probable of COVID-19




The confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 shot up to 2,071 this Monday with an additional 225, while the probable positive cases were placed at 6,514 with 444 more infections, the Department of Health reported. .

According to the agency, of the 225 confirmed cases reported today, only 21 correspond to infections that had not been reported with a sample collection date of March 26 to June 19. In the case of the 444 new probable cases, 119 had not been reported and had a sample date of April 13 to June 18.

"Total adjustments 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 on the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken, "the agency quotes in a press release.

The death toll from the virus remains at 155 for the second consecutive day after no deaths associated with the disease were reported.

Meanwhile, the number of patients hospitalized for the virus was placed at 115 of whom 18 are confined in an Intensive Care Unit and 11 are connected to an artificial respirator. To date, hospitals have 3,056 beds and 831 artificial respirators available for adults.

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 by clinical judgment when evaluating symptoms. While confirmed deaths involve people who tested positive for a molecular (diagnostic) test.

Similarly, the term confirmed positive case refers to infections whose result was 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 2,071 confirmed positive cases correspond to 1,030 women and 1,041 men.

The group of patients between 50 and 59 years dominates with the highest number of infections (392), followed by 40 to 49 years (363) and 30 to 39 years (340). [19659015] The metropolitan region registers the most confirmed positive cases with a total of 677, followed by the region of Mayagüez (314) and Bayamón (323).

San Juan continues as the municipality with the most confirmed infections with 351 cases, followed by Bayamóm (135), Carolina (126) and Guaynabo (112). Vieques remains the only town with no confirmed infected. However, Health still does not have available the municipality of 83 confirmed cases.

Probable positive cases

The total of 6,514 probable positive cases is divided between 3,480 that correspond to women and 3,034 to men.

In this category, the group of patients between 50 and 59 years also registered the highest number of likely infected with 1,254, followed by those from 40 to 49 years (1,095) and 60 to 69 years (974).

The metropolitan region dominates the statistics with 1,600 probable infected, followed by the Bayamón region (1,199) and the Caguas region (929).

San Juan is the largest municipality with probable cases (763), followed by Bayamón (362) and Carolina (257). The agency does not have available the town of 185 probable cases.



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