April 17, 2021

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Health reports 13 additional deaths from COVID-19 in Puerto Rico


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.



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