No Vieques residents tested positive for COVID-19 during an event in which the Department of Health distributed 223 antigen tests, the designated Secretary of Health reported Wednesday, Carlos Mellado.
However, despite the null rate of positivity today, Mellado insisted on the use of a mask, the implementation of social distancing and constant hand washing.
“Today on Vieques 223 positive 0 antigen tests were performed. We must continue to use masks, distancing and hand washing, “the official said on his Twitter account.
Today on Vieques 223 positive 0 antigen tests were performed. We must continue to use masks, distancing and hand washing. pic.twitter.com/hOkIutH28s
– Carlos Mellado López (@prsecsalud) January 13, 2021
The publication is accompanied by an image in which Mellado is observed administering a test to a resident in his car.
According to the Health Department’s digital dashboard, the municipality of Vieques has reported about 35 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began in Puerto Rico.