March 7, 2021

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Health reports two deaths from coronavirus and 254 hospitalized

The Health Department report reported two deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 137 confirmed cases and 107 additional probable cases were registered .

Likewise, the “dashboard”, the agency's Internet tool, revealed the highest number at the time of people hospitalized with the disease, with 254 . Yesterday had been the highest day, with 206, 48 less than today. On June 22 there were 70 hospitalized.

The number of adult patients on intensive care for the disease is 18, compared to 14 on Tuesday: while the number of elderly patients connected to a ventilator by the coronavirus is currently 11, being yesterday's number 9.

The additional deaths, both confirmed, correspond to a 97-year-old woman from the Ponce region and a 72-year-old man reported in the Metro region. With these additional fatalities, the total confirmed deaths add up to 75 and the probable deaths remain at 96, therefore, the total number of deaths is 171.

The change in the number of deaths should not be interpreted like these have happened in the last 24 hours. Similarly, it is important to note that the reporting of deaths may vary, to the extent that the processes of registration and codification of causes of death occur, which could take several days. It is important to remember that any death recorded after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports.

The total results of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 3,043. Of that total, 1,531 are women and 1,512 are men; however, the total was adjusted by adding two cases with a sampling date of June 5 and 30. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample date of July 3 to 11.

On the other hand, an additional 107 probable cases were registered with a sample collection date from July 1 to 11. of 2020. In this line, the total is 7,336, after being adjusted, by subtracting six cases that had a positive molecular test, subsequently, and added to the cases registered as part of this report. Similarly, 16 cases were added with a sample collection date of June 29. The probable cases are divided into 3,938 women and 3,398 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 taken for COVID-19 are recorded in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken.

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