The Health Department report reported seven additional deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 601 confirmed cases, 63 probable cases and 368 additional suspected cases were registered.
The reported deaths were classified as confirmed and are broken down below:
– 86-year-old man from the Mayagüez region
– 81-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
– 94-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
– 71-year-old woman from the Metro region
– 68-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
– 75-year-old man from the Metro region
– 62-year-old man from the Metro region
With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths add up to 711 and the probable ones are 210, so the total number of deaths is 921. 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 these have occurred in the last 24 hours. Similarly, it is important to point out that the death report may vary, as 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 results of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 41,174 of which 22,174 are women and 19,000 are men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of October 29 to November 12. The total was adjusted after subtracting a duplicate case and adding a case with a sampling date of October 29.
As part of the report, 368 additional suspected cases were registered, with a sampling date ranging from October 29 to November 12. These cases, by definition, are those that have a positive serological test. In this row, the total is 35,733 after being adjusted, by subtracting 55 cases that had a positive molecular test and were added to the cases registered as part of this report; in addition, four cases were added with sampling dates from October 14 to 26. The suspected cases are divided into 19,998 women and 15,735 men.
In addition, the report includes the results of antigen tests, which the CDC lists as probable cases. The total positive results in these tests is 598, which was adjusted after subtracting ten cases that had a positive molecular test later and were added to the confirmed cases reported in this report. The additional probable cases reported are 63, which include samples taken from October 29 to November 12. The distribution by gender is 312 women and 286 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.
For more information, you can access through the website of the Department of Health www.salud.gov.pr/coronavirus.