The Department of Health adjusted today, Friday, to 1,499 the total confirmed cases of COVID-19 and to 4,696 the total probable cases after identifying duplicate and accumulated cases that affected statistics.
However, the number of deaths remains unchanged for the fifth consecutive day so the total deaths confirmed by COVID-19 is 57 and the probable remain at 90, for a global figure of 147 deaths . "It is important to remember that any death recorded after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports," the agency detailed in a press release.
The adjustment to the total number of confirmed cases involved the sum of six recent cases, the sum of a positive result that was obtained on April 1 and the subtraction of four results that had been previously reported, but were duplicated, according to the agency.
"The subtraction of said cases responds to the fact that they were detected as duplicates, after receiving additional information, as part of the process of constant corroboration of the data, "Salud explained.
Meanwhile, the adjustment in probable cases involved the sum of 61 recent cases and 20 accumulated cases, the results of which were obtained between 8 May through June 3.
"Total adjustments are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health, entities, and clinical laboratories to ensure that all samples carried out for COVID-19 to be registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken, "justified the agency.
On the other hand, the number of patients hospitalized for the virus increased to 78, which translates to five more compared to yesterday's amount. Of that total, seven are confined in an Intensive Care Unit and three are connected to an artificial respirator. Currently, the country's hospitals have 2,813 beds and 860 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 Physician 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 1,499 confirmed positive cases corresponds to 740 women and 759 men.
The group of patients between 50 and 59 years continues to dominate with the highest number of infections (302), followed by 40 to 49 years (271) and 30 to 39 years (249).
On the other hand, the metropolitan region is the one with the most confirmed positive cases with 523. It is followed by the region of Mayagüez (236) and Bayamón (218).
Vieques and Culebra remain without confirmed cases. Meanwhile, San Juan is the municipality with the most cases in this category with 274, followed by Guaynabo (96), Carolina (87) and Bayamón (85). However, Salud does not have available the municipality of 44 confirmed cases.
Probable positive cases
The total of 4,696 probable positive cases is broken down into 2,469 that correspond to women and 2,227 men.
In this category, the group of patients between 50 and 59 years also registered the highest number of those infected with 920, followed by those between 40 and 49 years (803) and those between 60 and 69 years. (720).
Likewise, the Metro region dominates the statistics with 1,227 probable infected, followed by the Bayamón region (918) and the Caguas region (703).
At the municipal level, San Juan dominates the incidence in probable cases with 594, followed by Bayamón (273) and Carolina (201). The agency does not have available the town of 126 probable cases.