April 16, 2021

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Health reports nine additional deaths from coronavirus

The Department of Health reported nine deaths from COVID-19 on the island; Meanwhile, 191 confirmed cases and 147 additional probable cases were registered.

Of the reported fatalities, published in the agency's report, five were classified as confirmed and are broken down below:

68-year-old man from the metro region

85-year-old woman from the metro region

77-year-old man from the Arecibo region

Woman from 73-year-old from the metro region

63-year-old man from the Bayamón region

With these nine reported deaths, the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Puerto Rico increased to 390 .

The dashboard of Health indicates that 370 people are hospitalized for coronavirus on the Island. The c ifra yesterday was at 401.

From On the other hand, four probable deaths were registered, which are broken down below:

Woman from 83-year-old from the Mayagüez region

69-year-old woman from the Caguas region

76-year-old man from the Bayamón region

70-year-old woman from the metro region

With the fatalities reported, the confirmed deaths add up to 251 and the probable deaths are 139, therefore, the total number of deaths is 390. 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 COVID-19 cases is 13,477. The total was adjusted to add four cases with sampling dates from July 20 to August 4. Of that total, 7,065 are women and 6,412 are men. The cases reported are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of August 9 to 20.

As part of the report, 147 additional probable cases were registered, with a sample collection date that includes 11 to August 20. In this line, the total is 16,419, after being adjusted, by subtracting 30 cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report. On the other hand, seven cases were added with sampling dates from June 26 to July 23. Probable cases are divided into 9,034 women and 7,385 men.

The adjustments in totals are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health, entities and clinical laboratories, to ensure that all samples made for COVID-19 are registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken.

Summary of the Department of Health report:

Additional confirmed cases: 191

Total confirmed cases: 3,477

Additional probable cases: 147 [19659004] Total probable cases: 16,419

Additional confirmed deaths: 5

Total confirmed deaths: 251

Additional probable deaths: 4

Total probable deaths: 139

Total deaths reported: 390

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