January 20, 2021

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Health reports seven deaths from coronavirus and 53 new confirmed cases


The Department of Health report reported seven deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 53 confirmed cases and 25 additional probable cases were registered.

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

– 83-year-old woman from the Metro region

– 56-year-old man from the Metro region

– 83-year-old woman from the Metro region

– 86-year-old man from the Caguas region

– 73-year-old man from the Bayamón region

– 55-year-old man from the Arecibo region

In addition, the report registered a probable death corresponding to a 64-year-old man from the Caguas region.

With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths add up to 302 and the probable ones are 153, so the total number of deaths is 455. 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 cases of COVID-19 is 16,101, of which 8,490 are women and 7,611 are men. The total was adjusted after subtracting 21 duplicate cases with a sampling date of April 29 to August 18. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of August 24 to September 1.

As part of the report, 25 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from August 24 to September 1. In this line, the total is 18,140, ​​after being adjusted, by subtracting eight cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report; in addition, six duplicate cases were subtracted. Probable cases are divided into 9,979 women and 8,161 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: 53

Total confirmed cases: 16,101

Additional probable cases: 25

Total probable cases: 18,140

Additional confirmed deaths: 6

Total confirmed deaths: 302

Additional probable deaths: 1

Total probable deaths: 153

Total reported deaths: 455

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



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