January 26, 2021

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Secretary of Health concerned about the number of deaths from COVID-19


“We saw three deaths per month in July, August seven, September eight. The number of deaths for me has been significant,” González Feliciano said in a radio interview.

SAN JUAN – The Secretary of the Department of Health (DS), Dr. Lorenzo González Feliciano, said on Tuesday that his greatest concern regarding COVID-19 in Puerto Rico are deaths.

“They are still deaths. Today three deaths out of 738 are reported, three added to the confirmed line is still a concern. We saw three deaths per month in July, August seven, September eight. The number of deaths for me has been significant. I can say that the other indicators when we look at the hospitalizations today are staying at 300 ”, said González Feliciano in a radio interview. (Radio Isla 1320)

He stated that the health and economic groups will present their reports this week to Governor Wanda Vázquez in the face of a new executive order.

“The scientific groups meet in the Department of Health to evaluate the data they have and tomorrow it will be the part of the economic group to have an idea on Wednesday afternoon to take the governor to what the executive order is filled out,” he said. the holder of Health.

According to the latest report from the Department of Health, at the moment the total of the results of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 27,139, of which 14,624 are women and 12,515 are men. The total was adjusted after adding ten cases with a sampling date from September 22 to October 2, in addition, a duplicate case was subtracted.

At the moment, the Department of Health reported that the confirmed deaths total 557 and the probable ones are 181, so the total number of deaths is 738.

On the other hand, González reported that the number of hospitalizations due to the disease has decreased and that there are currently 303 people hospitalized when at some point they reached 400 discharges.



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