The mayor of Loíza, Julia Nazario Fuentes, released the most recent report by the health worker Héctor Quiñones Rosaly, the epidemiologist hired by the municipality to attend to situations related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“As of today, ending August, we have 30 reported cases, but it is striking that most of the cases – nine – are of people who are in the population segment of 30 to 39 years. It is estimated that they are people who have been in places of high exposure and without adequate protection. That is why it is so important to make sure we have the protection recommended by health professionals: use of masks, scrupulous cleaning and disinfection of the hands and physical distancing. We all know that, the key is not to trust oneself, “said the mayor.
The second population segment with the highest number of cases is from 0 to 19 years old, with 6 cases, and the third segment is from 50 to 59 years old, with 5 cases. It is also revealing that in the segment of 70 years and older, there are no registered cases. The report also reveals that the region with the highest cases is Zone 2, made up of Upper Middle and Lower Middle. Zone 1 is made up of the Torrecilla Alta Neighborhood, Torrecilla Baja Neighborhood, Canóvanas Neighborhood and the urban area, known as Pueblo. “In said Zone 2 we have 24 cases, versus 6 in Zone 1, which is logically attributed to the population concentration, which is higher,” added Nazario Fuentes.
The Municipality has set up the confidential line 939-274-6258 for guidance in the cases of people who have received a positive result for COVID-19, if they have symptoms or have been exposed to a positive suspect. In the same way, cases of people who have been traveling in the past 14 days are handled. The service is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.