July 24, 2021

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Puerto Rico adds 18 new hospitalizations, 29 confirmed cases and 100 probable for COVID-19



The number of patients hospitalized by COVID-19 rose to 118 this Sunday in Puerto Rico, which translates into 18 additional hospitalizations compared to yesterday, reported the Department of Health .

Of that total, nine patients are hospitalized in an Intensive Care Unit and five are connected to an artificial respirator. To date, the country’s hospitals have 2,876 beds and 833 artificial respirators available for adults.

Likewise, Health reported that confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 increased to 1,846 with an additional 29 of which one has a sample date of May 6. Meanwhile, the total of probable positive cases of the virus stood at 6,070 with 100 new infections. Of these hundred, 32 correspond to cases that had not been reported with a sample date of May 14 to June 17.

“The adjustments in totals are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health, entities and clinical laboratories to ensure that every sample taken for COVID-19 is recorded on the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken, “the agency quotes in a press release.

Meanwhile, the number of deaths the virus remained at 155 after no deaths associated with the disease were reported. Given this, the total number of confirmed deaths remains at 60 and the probable number is 95. “It is important to remember that any death recorded after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports,” the statement added.

Health defined death as probable that death of a patient who was diagnosed with COVID-19 by means of a serological test (not diagnostic) or that his doctor registered the death by clinical criteria when evaluating the 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

A total of 1,846 confirmed positive cases correspond to 920 women and 926 to men.

The group of patients between 50 and 59 years of age dominates with the highest number of infections (363), followed by 40 to 49 years (325) and 30 to 39 years (300).

The region metropolitan is the one with the most confirmed positive cases with a total of 631, followed by the region of Mayagüez (276) and Bayamón (272).

San Juan continues to be the municipality with the most confirmed infections with 328 cases, followed by Carolina (112), Guaynabo (109), and Bayamón (109). Vieques remains the only town with no confirmed infected. However, Salud still does not have the municipality of 48 confirmed cases available.

Probable positive cases

The total of 6,070 probable positive cases corresponds to 3,230 women and 2,840 men.

In this category, the group of patients between 50 and 59 years also registered the highest number of likely infected with 1,174, followed by those from 40 to 49 years (1,026) and from 60 to 69 years ( 927).

The metropolitan region dominates the statistics with 1,520 likely infected, followed by the Bayamón region (1,135) and the Caguas region (873).

San Juan is the largest municipality with probable cases (722), followed by Carolina (247) and Bayamón (339). The agency does not have available the town of 89 probable cases.

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