April 20, 2021

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Health reports two additional confirmed deaths from COVID-19

The Department of Health report reported five deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 107 confirmed cases and 48 additional probable cases were registered.

As part of the report, two confirmed deaths which are broken down below:

92-year-old woman from the Metro region

44-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

In addition, three probable deaths were reported, broken down below:

45-year-old man from the Metro region

93-year-old man from the Bayamón region

73-year-old man from the Metro region

With the additional deaths reported, the confirmed deaths total 319 and the probable ones are 163, so the total number of deaths is 482. It is important to remember that any death registered after the report is issued will be reflected in later 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 16,788, of which 8,875 are women and 7,913 are men. The total was adjusted after adding two cases with sampling dates of August 13 and 21; in addition, 13 duplicate cases were subtracted. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date from August 24 to September 5.

As part of the report, 48 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from August 25 to September 5. In this line, the total is 18,716, after being adjusted, by subtracting 16 cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report. On the other hand, 11 duplicate cases were subtracted with a sample collection date from July 14 to September 3. Probable cases are divided into 10,317 women and 8,399 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: 107

Total confirmed cases: 16,788

Additional probable cases: 48

Total probable cases: 18,716

Additional confirmed deaths: 2

Total confirmed deaths: 319

Additional probable deaths: 3

Total probable deaths: 163

Total reported deaths: 482

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

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