April 17, 2021

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Health reports 414 new cases of COVID-19 in Puerto Rico

Today’s Department of Health report did not report deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 414 confirmed cases and 435 additional probable cases were registered.

Without 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.

On the other hand, the total of the results of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 16,692, of which 8,813 are women and 7,879 are men. The total was adjusted after adding nine cases with a sampling date of July 15 to 20. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date from August 24 to September 4.

As part of the report, 435 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from August 24 to September 4. In this line, the total is 18,683, after being adjusted, by subtracting 27 cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report. On the other hand, they added 11 cases with a sample collection date from July 6 to August 6. Probable cases are divided into 10,300 women and 8,383 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: 414

Total confirmed cases: 16,692

Additional probable cases: 435

Total probable cases: 18,683

Additional confirmed deaths: 0

Total confirmed deaths: 317

Additional probable deaths: 0

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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