January 17, 2021

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Health reports 11 new deaths from coronavirus


The report of the Department of Health reported eleven deaths from COVID-19 while 125 confirmed infections and 102 probable cases were registered additional.

Meanwhile, the virtual tool of Health known as the “dashboard” indicates that about 390 people are hospitalized for COVID-19. Yesterday, the number of people admitted to hospitals was 361 .

The reported fatalities were cataloged as confirmed and detailed below:

1. 90-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

2. 69-year-old man from the Mayagüez region

3. 85-year-old man from the Metro region

4. 77-year-old man from the Bayamón region

5. 93-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

6. 79-year-old woman from the Caguas region

7. 74-year-old man from the Metro region

8. 90-year-old man from the Metro region

9. 36-year-old man from the Metro region

10. 75-year-old woman from the Metro region

11. 68-year-old woman from the Metro region

With the fatalities reported, the confirmed deaths total 236 and the probable deaths remain at 131, therefore, the total number of deaths is 367. It is important to remember that any death registered after the issuance of the report, it 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. In the same way, it is important to point out that the death report may vary, to the extent that 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 COVID-19 cases is 12,567. The total was adjusted after subtracting five duplicate cases and adding four cases with a sampling date of July 23, 27, 29 and 31. Of that total, 6,567 are women and 6,009 are men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of August 4 to 17.

As part of the report, 102 additional probable cases were registered, with a sample collection date that includes 9 to August 17. In this line, the total is 15,567, after being adjusted, by subtracting 24 cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report. On the other hand, a duplicate case was subtracted and eight cases were added with sampling dates from June 26 to July 22. Probable cases are divided into 8,550 women and 7,017 men.



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