April 20, 2021

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Health reports 19 additional deaths from coronavirus


The Department of Health reported today 19 deaths by coronavirus, 58 confirmed cases and 53 probable cases additional.

In its report, the agency stated that 18 of the deaths were classified as confirmed. These correspond to:

  • 94-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
  • 65-year-old man from the Bayamón region
  • 71-year-old woman from the Arecibo region
  • 73-year-old woman from the Caguas region
  • 90-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
  • 78-year-old woman from the Arecibo region
  • 59-year-old man from the Caguas region
  • 81-year-old man from the Caguas region
  • 79-year-old man from the Caguas region
  • 42-year-old man from the Caguas region
  • 86-year-old man from the Caguas region
  • 98-year-old man from the Caguas region
  • 83-year-old man from the Caguas region
  • 82-year-old woman from the Caguas region
  • 70-year-old woman from the Arecibo region
  • 66-year-old woman from the Mayagüez region
  • 90-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
  • 49-year-old woman from the metro region

The other death was reported as probable and corresponds to a 79-year-old woman from the metro region.

With the additional deaths reported, the confirmed deaths total 403 and the probable ones are 167, so the total deaths is 570.

Salud pointed out that the change in the number of deaths should not be interpreted as occurring in the last 24 hours. She also mentioned that the death report may vary, to the extent that the registration and coding processes of the causes of death are carried out, which could take several days.

On the other hand, the total of the results of confirmed cases is 18,252, of which 9,673 are women and 8,579 are men. The total was adjusted after adding 12 cases with a sample collection date from March 25 to August 31. In addition, 24 duplicate cases were subtracted. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of September 1 to 12.

Meanwhile, the 53 additional probable cases have a sampling date that ranges from September 9 to 13. In this row, the total is 20,032 after subtracting eight cases that had a positive molecular test later and were added to the cases registered in this report. In addition, 12 duplicate cases were subtracted and 33 cases were added with a sample collection date from April 8 to August 28. Probable cases are divided into 11,061 women and 8,971 men.

He dashboard Health adds that 434 people are hospitalized due to coronavirus on the Island. The figure yesterday was 408.

In addition, it indicates that there are 67 adult patients and one pediatric patient in intensive for COVID-19. It also mentions that 39 adult patients and one pediatric patient are connected to a ventilator due to the virus.

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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