January 17, 2021

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Nine additional coronavirus deaths


The report of the Department of Health reported nine deaths from COVID-19, while an additional 276 confirmed cases and 94 probable cases were recorded.

Meanwhile, the number of hospitalized is at 507, two fewer than the 509 reported yesterday.

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

– 88-year-old woman from the Bayamón region [19659002] – 66-year-old woman from the Metro region

– 80-year-old man from the Fajardo region

– 56-year-old man from the Fajardo region

– 71-year-old man from the Fajardo region [19659009] – A 70-year-old man from the Mayagüez region

On the other hand, three deaths were reported as probable and correspond to three men, aged 93, 72 and 87, from the Metro, Bayamón and Arecibo regions, respectively.

With these reported fatalities, confirmed deaths sum an 133 and the probable ones are 113, so the total of deaths is 246. 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. Similarly, it is important to note that the reporting of deaths 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 7,684. The total was adjusted after subtracting five duplicate cases with sampling dates of May 6 and July 13, 14, 20 and 21. Of that total, 3,888 are women and 3,796 men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of July 21 to August 1.

As part of the report, 94 additional probable cases were recorded, with a date of collection of sample that includes from July 28 to August 2. In this line, the total is 11,967, after being adjusted, by subtracting 37 cases that had a positive molecular test, later and they were added to the cases registered as part of this report. Similarly, a duplicate case with a sample collection date of July 2 was subtracted. Probable cases are divided into 6,589 women and 5,378 men.



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