January 22, 2021

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Five new deaths and 345 infections confirmed by coronavirus


The report of the Department of Health reported five deaths from COVID-19, while another 345 confirmed infections and 359 additional probable cases were registered.

Also, from the virtual tool of the Department of Health, The dashboard shows that there are 424 people hospitalized 25 more than those reported by Health yesterday when there were 399 hospitalized and 9 people died from the disease. [19659002] Of the total reported deaths, three were classified as confirmed and are broken down below:

– 67-year-old man from the Metro region

– 84-year-old man from the Arecibo region

– 77-year-old man years of the Metro region

On the other hand, two probable deaths were reported, as detailed below:

– 87-year-old woman from the Mayagüez region

– 70-year-old woman from the Mayagüez region

With these fatalities is reported, the confirmed deaths total 161 and the probable ones are 118, therefore, the total number of deaths is 279. 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. 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 codification of the causes of death occur, which could take several days.

On the other hand, the total of the confirmed COVID-19 case results is 8,934. The total was adjusted after adding 16 cases with a sampling date of July 13 to 20. Of that total, 4,540 are women and 4,394 men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date from July 21 to August 6.

As part of the report, 359 additional probable cases were registered, with a sample collection date that includes from July 21 to August 6. In this line, the total is 13,187, after being adjusted, by subtracting 65 cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report. Similarly, 42 cases were added with a sample collection date from May 27 to July 20. Probable cases are divided into 7,243 women and 5,944 men; four cases are under investigation in this line.

The adjustments in totals are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health, entities and clinical laboratories, to ensure that all samples made for COVID-19 are registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken.



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