The Department of Health reported this Thursday that the total number of confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 increased to 1,767 with an additional 38 infected cases, while the probable positive cases were placed in 5,841 with 41 more infections.
Of the 38 confirmed infections that the agency added today, 15 correspond to cases that had not been reported with a sample collection date from April 1 to June 11. In the case of total probable cases, Salud adjusted the number after subtracting six cases that became confirmed cases and another two that were duplicates.
"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, "the agency quoted in a press release.
Salud also reported that total deaths from the disease remained at 153 after no deaths from the virus were reported. Given this, the total number of confirmed deaths is 59 and the probable deaths are 94.
"It is important to remember that any death registered after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports," the agency added in the statement.  Meanwhile, the number of patients hospitalized for COVID-19 stood at 97 which translates to 24 less than those reported yesterday . Of this total, eight are confined in an Intensive Care Unit and three are connected to an artificial respirator.
Health defined as probable death that death of a patient who was diagnosed with COVID-19 by means of a serological test (non-diagnostic) or that your doctor recorded death using 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 results were 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 1,767 confirmed positive cases correspond to 876 women and 891 to men.
The group of patients between 50 and 59 years of age continues to dominate with the highest number of infections (346), followed by 40 to 49 years (319) and 30 to 39 years (290).
The metropolitan region is the one with the most confirmed positive cases with 600. It is followed by the region of Mayagüez (265) and Bayamón (256).
San Juan continues as the municipality with the most infections in this category with 311 cases, followed by Carolina (107), Guaynabo (105) and Bayamón (103). Vieques remains the only town with no confirmed infected. However, Health still does not have available the municipality of 52 confirmed cases.
Probable positive cases
The total of 5,841 probable positive cases is broken down into 3,110 corresponding to women and 2,731 men.
In this category, the group of patients between 50 and 59 years also registered the highest number of likely infected with 1,130, followed by 40 to 49 years (994) and 60 to 69 years ( 898).
The metropolitan region dominates the statistics with 1,438 probable infected, followed by the Bayamón region (1,105) and the Caguas region (845).
San Juan is the largest municipality with probable cases with 673, followed de Carolina (238) and Bayamón (322). The agency does not have available the town of 87 probable cases.