April 17, 2021

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Health reports 11 additional deaths from coronavirus


The Department of Health reported today 11 deaths for coronavirus, 121 confirmed cases and 164 probable cases additional.

In its report the agency indicated that 10 of the deaths were classified as confirmed. These correspond to a 79-year-old woman from the Caguas region, a 76-year-old woman from the Bayamón region, a 78-year-old woman from the Bayamón region, a 79-year-old man from the Bayamón region, a 68-year-old man year-old from the Bayamón region, a 57-year-old man from the Bayamón region, a 70-year-old man from the Bayamón region, an 81-year-old woman from the Bayamón region, a 79-year-old man from the Bayamón region and a 77-year-old man from the Caguas region.

The other death was recorded as probable and corresponds to a 71-year-old man from the metro region.

With these additional deaths, the total increased to 523, and they are divided into 359 confirmed and 164 probable.

Salud recalled that any death registered after issuing the report will be reflected in subsequent reports. Also, the change in the number of deaths should not be interpreted as occurring in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, the total of the results of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 17,357, of which 9,202 are women and 8,155 are men. The figure was adjusted after adding two cases with a sampling date of August 11. In addition, 14 duplicate cases were subtracted. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test with a sampling date from August 28 to September 8.

Meanwhile, the 164 additional probable cases have a sampling date that ranges from August 31 to September 8. In this row, the total is 19,224 after subtracting nine cases that subsequently had a positive molecular test and were added to the cases recorded as part of this report. In addition, 13 duplicate cases were subtracted. Probable cases are divided into 10,604 women and 8,620 men.

He dashboard of Health indicates that 401 people are hospitalized for coronavirus on the Island. In addition, it indicates that there are 67 adult patients and one pediatric patient in intensive care by COVID-19. It also mentions that 52 adult patients are connected to a ventilator due to the virus.

People who are anxious about the coronavirus can call the Assmca PAS line at 1-800-981-0023. Those with symptoms can contact the Health Department at 787-999-6202.



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