March 8, 2021

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Deaths from COVID-19 on the island increase to 730

The Department of Health report reported two deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 163 confirmed cases and 118 additional probable cases were registered.

The reported deaths were classified as confirmed and correspond to a 68-year-old man and a 52-year-old woman, both from the metro region.

With these additional deaths, confirmed deaths add up to 551 and probable deaths are 179, so the total number of deaths is 730. The total number of deaths was adjusted after reclassifying a probable death and classifying it as confirmed, by documenting a molecular test result; This arises as part of the continuous process of verification and validation of data of the Surveillance System for Deaths by COVID-19 of the Department of Health. 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 26,776, of which 14,421 are women and 12,355 are men. The total was adjusted after adding 56 cases with a sampling date from May 5 to October 1; in addition, a duplicate case was subtracted. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sampling date of October 2 to 8.

As part of the report, 118 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date ranging from October 2 to 8. In this line, the total is 26,895 after being adjusted, after subtracting 29 cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report. Probable cases are divided into 15,017 women and 11,878 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: 163

Total confirmed cases: 26,776

Additional probable cases: 118

Total probable cases: 26,895

Additional confirmed deaths: 2

Total confirmed deaths: 551

Additional probable deaths: 0

Total probable deaths: 179

Total reported deaths: 730

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