March 3, 2021

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Health reports 29 additional deaths from COVID-19


The Secretary of the Department of Health, Carlos Mellado López, today asked citizens to reinforce prevention measures to avoid the spread of COVID-19 at a time when infections and deaths continue to rise.

According to the Health report issued daily, 681 new positive cases for COVID-19 were reported by samples taken between January 6 and January 20. 29 deaths occurred between December and January were added, for a total of 1,761 fatalities.

“It is regrettable that we continue to lose lives due to this pandemic. I sympathize with all the Puerto Rican families who have lost their loved ones. What we have faced has been very hard and we cannot lower our guard. We cannot forget that the virus is still with us. We have to continue with the use of the mask, distancing and hand washing to prevent further infections ”, insisted Mellado López in written statements.

“We have to avoid parties and meetings that exceed the family nucleus. The pandemic is not over. Mask use should continue as long as the virus is active. We are already monitoring possible variants of the virus and ordering reagents to begin sequencing and establishing genomic surveillance. Meanwhile we send samples to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to know the evolution of the virus so far “, he added.

According to the report, 317 new cases confirmed by molecular tests, 107 new probable cases by antigen tests and 257 new cases by serological tests were registered.

Of the 29 deaths, 27 occurred during the month of January, while two were in December and is detailed below:

  • 55-year-old man from the Bayamón Region
  • 67-year-old woman from the Bayamón Region
  • 53-year-old man from the Bayamón Region
  • 80-year-old man from the Bayamón Region
  • 66-year-old man from the Bayamón Region
  • 58-year-old man from the Bayamón Region
  • 92-year-old woman from the Bayamón Region
  • 92-year-old man from the Bayamón Region
  • 37-year-old man from the Bayamón Region
  • 80-year-old woman from the Bayamón Region
  • 65-year-old man from the Bayamón Region
  • 73-year-old man from the Arecibo Region
  • 60-year-old man from the Arecibo Region
  • 85-year-old man from the Arecibo Region
  • 41-year-old woman from the Metro Region
  • 53-year-old man from the Metro Region
  • 33-year-old man from the Metro Region
  • 74-year-old woman from the Metro Region
  • 71-year-old man from the Metro Region
  • 93-year-old woman from the Metro Region
  • 83-year-old woman from the Metro Region
  • 41-year-old woman from the Caguas Region
  • 85-year-old man from the Caguas Region
  • 71-year-old woman from the Caguas Region
  • 79-year-old woman from the Caguas Region
  • 101-year-old man from the Caguas Region
  • 89-year-old woman from the Caguas Region
  • 80-year-old man from the Caguas Region
  • 67-year-old woman from the Aguadilla Region

Any death registered after the report is issued will be reflected in later reports, Salud recalled.

People who are anxious about the coronavirus can call the Assmca PAS line to the 1-800-981-0023. Those with symptoms can contact the Health Department to the 787-999-6202.



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