April 23, 2021

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Health reports nine additional deaths from COVID-19 and 256 more cases

The Department of Health report reported nine deaths from COVID-19; Meanwhile, 140 confirmed cases and 116 additional probable cases were registered (256 in total for today).

Of the reported deaths, seven were classified as confirmed and are broken down below:

– 64-year-old man from the Caguas region

– 54-year-old man from the Metro region

– 57-year-old man from the Ponce region

– 81-year-old man from the Bayamón region

– 43-year-old man from the Metro region

– 61-year-old man from the Bayamón region

– 66-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

In addition, the report recorded two probable deaths corresponding to an 86-year-old woman from the Caguas region and a 79-year-old man from the Metro region.

With these additional deaths, lThe confirmed deaths total 309 and the probable deaths are 155, so the total number of deaths is 464. It is important to remember that any death recorded 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 cases of COVID-19 is 16,243, of which 8,556 are women and 7,687 are men. The total was adjusted after adding two cases with sampling dates of July 16 and August 13. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date from August 26 to September 2.

As part of the report, 116 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from August 28 to September 2. In this line, the total is 18,249, after being adjusted, by subtracting seven cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report. Probable cases are divided into 10,046 women and 8,203 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: 140

Total confirmed cases: 16,243

Additional probable cases: 116

Total probable cases: 18,249

Additional confirmed deaths: 7

Total confirmed deaths: 309

Additional probable deaths: 2

Total probable deaths: 155

Total reported deaths: 464

For more information, you can access through the website of the Department of Health www.salud.gov.pr/coronavirus.

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