The Department of Health report reported 13 deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 32 confirmed cases and 17 additional probable cases were registered.
Of the reported deaths, eight were classified as confirmed and are listed below:
76-year-old man from the Aguadilla region
96-year-old man from the Metro region
64-year-old man from the Bayamón region
72-year-old woman from the Metro region
69-year-old woman from the Metro region
80-year-old man from the Aguadilla region
67-year-old man from the Metro region
69-year-old man from the Arecibo region
In addition, the report recorded five probable deaths that are broken down below:
61-year-old man from the Arecibo region
85-year-old man from the Arecibo region
59-year-old man from the Arecibo region
58-year-old woman from the Metro region
55-year-old man from the Metro region
With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths add up to 317 and the probable ones are 160, so the total number of deaths is 477. It is important to remember that any death registered 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. 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 cases of COVID-19 is 16,269, of which 8,571 are women and 7,698 are men. The total was adjusted after subtracting six duplicate cases. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date from August 26 to September 3.
As part of the report, 17 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from August 28 to September 3. In this row, the total is 18,264, after being adjusted, by subtracting two cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report. Probable cases are divided into 10,058 women and 8,206 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: 32
Total confirmed cases: 16,269
Additional probable cases: 17
Total probable cases: 18,264
Additional confirmed deaths: 8
Total confirmed deaths: 317
Additional probable deaths: 5
Total probable deaths: 160
Total reported deaths: 477
For more information, you can access through the website of the Department of Health www.salud.gov.pr/coronavirus.