November 23, 2020

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Puerto Rico surpasses fateful 1,000 deaths from COVID-19


The Department of Health report reported 21 deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 920 confirmed cases, 129 probable cases and 395 additional suspected cases were registered.

Of the reported deaths, 18 were classified as confirmed and are broken down below:

-85-year-old man from the Ponce region

-54-year-old man from the Caguas region

-46-year-old woman from the Metro region

-61-year-old man from the Metro region

-54-year-old man from the Aguadilla region

-73-year-old man from the Metro region

-93-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

-54-year-old man from the Metro region

-75-year-old man from the Metro region

-53-year-old woman from the Caguas region

-82-year-old woman from the Caguas region

-87-year-old man from the Metro region

-59-year-old man from the Arecibo region

-83-year-old woman from the Ponce region

-87-year-old man from the Metro region

-68-year-old man from the Bayamón region

-92-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

-82-man from the Aguadilla region

In addition, three probable deaths were recorded which are broken down below:

-79-year-old man from the Fajardo region

-73-year-old man from the Metro region

-95-year-old man from the Metro region

With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths add up to 793 and the probable ones are 219, making the total number of deaths 1,012. 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. In the same way, it is important to point out that the death report 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 45,268 of which 24,415 are women and 20,853 are men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sampling date of November 5 to 19. The total was adjusted after adding 71 cases with a sample collection date prior to November 5.

The report includes the results of antigen tests, which the CDC lists as probable cases. The total of positive results in these tests is 1,166, which was adjusted after subtracting 22 cases that had a positive molecular test later and were added to the confirmed cases reported in this report; In addition, a case was added with a sampling date of October 18. The additional probable cases reported are 129, which include samples taken from November 5 to 19. The distribution by gender is 612 women and 554 men.

As part of the report, 395 additional suspected cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from November 5 to 19. These cases, by definition, are those that have a positive serological test. In this line, the total is 37,873 after being adjusted, by subtracting 93 cases that had a positive molecular test and one case with a positive antigen test and they were added to the cases registered as part of this report; In addition, three cases were added with a sample collection date from July 22 to November 2. Suspected cases are divided into 21,197 women and 16,676 men.

The adjustments in totals are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health, entities and clinical laboratories, to ensure that any sample made for COVID-19 is registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken.

Summary of the Department of Health report:

Additional confirmed cases: 920

Total confirmed cases: 45,268

Additional probable cases: 129

Total probable cases: 1,166

Additional suspicious cases: 395

Total probable cases: 37,873

Additional confirmed deaths: 18

Total confirmed deaths: 793

Additional probable deaths: 3

Total probable deaths: 219

Total reported deaths: 1,012



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