November 28, 2020

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Puerto Rico adds a total of 1,540 confirmed cases and 5,024 probable cases of COVID-19




The Department of Health reported on Monday that the confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 amounted to 1,540 with seven new infected, while the total of probable positive cases was placed in 5,024 with 19 additional infections and 13 that had not been previously reported.

According to the agency, these last cases were registered between May 14 and June 4.

"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 registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken, "the agency said in a press release. .

Meanwhile, the number of deaths from COVID-19 remained at 149 after no deaths from the disease were reported.

"With no added fatalities, the total deaths confirmed by COVID-19 remained e at 57 and the probable ones are 92; therefore, the total number of deaths is 149. It is important to remember that any death recorded after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports, "the statement added.

On the other hand, the number of patients hospitalized by the The virus was placed in 70, of which 10 are confined in an Intensive Care Unit and three are connected to an artificial respirator.To date, hospitals have 2,975 beds and 853 artificial respirators available for adults.

Health defined as death probable death of a patient who was diagnosed with COVID-19 by a serological (non-diagnostic) test or who was clinically recorded by their doctor when evaluating symptoms, while confirmed deaths involve people who tested positive for a molecular test (diagnostic).

Similarly, the term confirmed positive case refers to infections whose result was validated by Under a molecular test. Likewise, the probable case refers to that positive result for the disease that was obtained through serological testing.

Confirmed positive cases

The total of 1,540 confirmed positive cases corresponds 761 women and 779 men.

The group of patients between 50 and 59 years continues to dominate with the highest number of infections (306), followed by 40 to 49 years (277) and 30 to 39 years (254) .

On the other hand, the metropolitan region is the one with the most confirmed positive cases with 548. It is followed by the region of Mayagüez (238) and Bayamón (221).

Vieques and Culebra remain without confirmed cases. Meanwhile, San Juan is the municipality with the most infections in this category with 295, followed by Guaynabo (97), Carolina (90) and Bayamón (86). However, Salud does not have the municipality of 34 confirmed cases available.

Probable positive cases

The total of 5,024 probable positive cases is broken down into 2,647 that correspond to women and 2,377 men.

In this category, the group of patients between 50 and 59 years also registered the highest number of those infected with 970, followed by those between 40 and 49 years (869) and those between 60 and 69 years. (769).

Likewise, the Metro region dominates the statistics with 1,293 probable infected, followed by the Bayamón region (960) and the Caguas region (734).

San Juan dominates the incidence in probable cases with 629 , followed by Bayamón (286) and Carolina (208). The agency does not have available the town of 173 probable cases.



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