The Department of Health report reported ten deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, they registered 284 confirmed cases and 215 additional probable cases.
Of the reported deaths, eight were classified as confirmed and are listed below:
– 85-year-old man from the Metro region
– 60-year-old woman from the Arecibo region
– 70-year-old man from the Metro region
– 69-year-old man from the Metro region
– 62-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
– 70-year-old woman from the Caguas region
– 62-year-old woman from the Caguas region
– 45-year-old man from the Metro region
In addition, they reported two probable deaths corresponding to two men, of 62 and 69 years, which correspond to the Bayamón and Metro regions, respectively.
With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths total 471 and the probable ones are 171, so the total number of deaths is 642. As part of the information validation processes established by the Health Department protocols, the total number of confirmed deaths was adjusted after re-evaluating a previously reported death and determining that it does not meet the vital statistics criteria for a death associated with COVID-19 , so it was subtracted. On the other hand, the total of probable deaths was adjusted given that, after the reevaluation of two previous cases that did not meet these criteria, they were therefore eliminated.
The data re-evaluation and validation process is done in conjunction with personnel from the Demographic Registry.
It is important to remember that any death recorded 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. Likewise, it is important to note that the death report may vary, as the processes of registration and codification of 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 22,164, of which 11,862 are women and 10,302 are men. The total was adjusted after adding 19 cases with a sampling date from August 25 to September 8; in addition, seven duplicate cases were subtracted. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of September 9-23.
As part of the report, 215 additional probable cases, with a sampling date that includes September 9-23. In this row, the total is 23,249 after being adjusted, by subtracting 33 cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report; In addition, three duplicate cases were subtracted and 33 cases were added with a sample collection date from May 1 to September 8. Probable cases are divided into 12,936 women and 10,313 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.
Summary of the Department of Health report:
Additional confirmed cases: 284
Total confirmed cases: 22,164
Additional probable cases: 215
Total probable cases: 23,249
Additional confirmed deaths: 8
Total confirmed deaths: 471
Additional probable deaths: two
Total probable deaths: 171
Total reported deaths: 642
For more information, you can access through the website of the Department of Health www.salud.gov.pr/coronavirus.