January 17, 2021

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Health reports 12 deaths from COVID-19


The Department of Health reported today 12 deaths by COVID-19, 251 confirmed cases and 376 probable additional.

Of the 12 deaths, 10 were listed as confirmed. These correspond to a 73-year-old man from the Bayamón region, a 62-year-old man from the Bayamón region, an 85-year-old man from the Arecibo region, an 85-year-old man from the metropolitan region, a 78-year-old man year-old from the metropolitan region, a 68-year-old man from the Bayamón region, a 63-year-old woman from the metropolitan region, a 68-year-old man from the Ponce region, a 73-year-old man from the Bayamón region and a 64-year-old man from the Bayamón region.

The others two deaths were recorded as probable, and correspond to two women, 87 and 91 years old, from the Caguas and metropolitan regions, respectively.

With these fatalities, the Total coronavirus deaths increased to 424, and they are divided into 280 confirmed and 144 probable.

On the other hand, the total confirmed case results is 14,726, of which 7,742 are women and 6,984 are men. The total was adjusted after subtracting three duplicate cases and adding nine cases with sampling dates from May 4 to August 6. The cases reported today are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of August 15 to 25.

Meanwhile, the 376 probable cases reported today have a sampling date that ranges from August 14 to 25. In this line, the total is 17,262 after subtracting 35 cases that subsequently had a positive molecular test and were added to this report. On the other hand, a duplicate case was subtracted and eight cases were added with sampling dates from May 6 to August 2. Probable cases are divided into 9,504 women and 7,758 men.

He dashboard of Health indicates that 409 people are hospitalized by coronavirus. The figure yesterday was 403. Furthermore, it indicates that 72 adult patients are in intensive care and 51 are connected to a ventilator.

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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