Puerto Rico started the year 2021 with 18 more deaths from COVID-19, as reported today by the Department of Health, an agency that would be under the leadership of Dr. Carlos Mellado for the next four years.
It was stated that the total deaths reached 1,521. In its report on January 1, Salud did not detail the gender of the fatalities, their age or region of residence. It was also not indicated whether the new deaths are confirmed or probable to COVID-19.
In addition, 657 new confirmed cases of coronavirus by molecular tests (RT-PCR) positive. The total of confirmed cases adds up 72,327.
Similarly, Salud reported 162 new probable cases detected through antigen testing. The total of probable cases increased to 4,727.
He also reported 572 new suspected cases, these by positive serological tests. The total of suspected cases increased to 56,216.
Meanwhile, the dashboard Health adds that due to coronavirus there is 432 people hospitalized and 66,930 convalescent.
In addition, it indicates that there are 76 adult patients and 1 pediatric patient in intensive care by COVID-19. It also mentions that 70 adults are connected to a fan due to the virus.