May 11, 2021

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Health reports 18 additional deaths from COVID-19 in Puerto Rico


The Health Department report reported 18 deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, one (1) additional confirmed case was registered. No additional probable cases were reported in this report.

As part of the report, 18 confirmed deaths were recorded which are broken down below:

67-year-old man from the Arecibo region

49-year-old woman from the Ponce region

73-year-old man from the Arecibo region

79-year-old man from the Metro region

52-year-old man from the Arecibo region

71-year-old woman from the Metro region

73-year-old woman from the Metro region

89-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

60-year-old woman from the Metro region

79-year-old man from the Metro region

75-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

58-year-old woman from the Metro region

60-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

65-year-old woman from the Metro region

74-year-old man from the Bayamón region

80-year-old man from the Bayamón region

74-year-old man from the Caguas region

88-year-old man from the Caguas region

With the additional deaths reported, the confirmed deaths add up to 337 and the probable ones are 163, so the total number of deaths is 500. 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 coding of the causes of death occur, which could take several days.

On the other hand, the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 16,789, adding one (1) case with a sampling date of September 2. It should be noted that a total of 230 positive molecular test results received, corresponded to follow-up tests of previously reported confirmed cases. The confirmed cases are divided into 8,876 women and 7,913 men.

In the row of probable cases, with no additional cases reported, the total is 18,718, after being adjusted, by adding two cases with a sampling date of July 9 and 10, 2020, respectively. Probable cases are divided into 10,318 women and 8,400 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: 1

Total confirmed cases: 16,789

Additional probable cases: 0

Total probable cases: 18,718

Additional confirmed deaths: 18

Total confirmed deaths: 337

Additional probable deaths: 0

Total probable deaths: 163

Total reported deaths: 500

For more information, you can access the website of the Department of Health www.salud.



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