March 2, 2021

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Three additional deaths from COVID-19 in Puerto Rico


The Department of Health report reported three deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 251 confirmed cases and 161 additional probable cases were registered.

The three reported deaths were classified as confirmed and are broken down below:

67-year-old man from the Arecibo region

96-year-old woman from the Metro region

47-year-old woman from the Metro region

With the additional deaths reported, the confirmed deaths total 438 and the probable ones are 170, so the total number of deaths is 608. It is important to remember that any death registered after the report is issued will be reflected in later 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 coding 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 20,069, of which 10,692 are women and 9,377 are men. The total was adjusted after adding 27 cases with a sample collection date from April 7 to September 1; in addition, 16 duplicate cases were subtracted. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sampling date of September 3-17.

As part of the report, 161 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from September 3 to 17. In this line, the total is 21,769 after being adjusted, by subtracting 30 cases that had a positive molecular test, later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report; In addition, nine duplicate cases were subtracted and 461 cases were added with a sample collection date from May 12 to September 2. Probable cases are divided into 12,080 women and 9,689 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: 251

Total confirmed cases: 20,069

Additional probable cases: 161

Total probable cases: 21,769

Additional confirmed deaths: 3

Total confirmed deaths: 438

Additional probable deaths: 0

Total probable deaths: 170

Total reported deaths: 608

For more information, you can access through the website of the Department of Health www.salud.gov.pr/coronavirus.



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