November 23, 2020

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Under 16 among new deaths from Covid-19 | government

The Department of Health report reported five deaths from Covid-19, as well as 918 additional cases, between confirmed and probable.

Of the reported deaths, four were classified as confirmed. They are three men, 16 years old (Ponce region), 77 years old (Arecibo region) and 85 years old (Caguas region); and a 67-year-old woman (Bayamón region).

In addition, a probable death corresponding to an 83-year-old man from the Bayamón region was registered.

Health confirmed that the death of the minor under 16 is a new case. At the end of October, the death of another minor was registered, who had been hospitalized for the virus since September.

With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths total 704 and the probable ones are 210, so the total number of deaths is 914.

Salud reiterates in all its reports that the change in the number of deaths should not be interpreted as having occurred in the last 24 hours.

On the other hand, the total of the results of confirmed cases of Covid-19 is 40,574 of which 21,851 are women and 18,723 are men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of October 28 to November 11. The total was adjusted after adding two cases with sampling dates of October 23 and 27.

As part of the report, 240 additional suspected cases were registered, with a sampling date ranging from October 28 to November 11.

These cases, by definition, are those that have a positive serological test. In this line, the total is 35,416 after being adjusted, by subtracting 52 cases that had a positive molecular test and 10 that had a positive antigen test later, and were added to the cases registered as part of this report.

In addition, 18 cases were added with a sample collection date from June 30 to October 16. The suspected cases are divided into 19,811 women and 15,605 men.

The report also includes the results of antigen tests, which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists as probable cases.

The total of positive results in these tests is 545, which was adjusted after subtracting 13 cases that had a positive molecular test later and were added to the confirmed cases reported in this report. The additional probable cases reported are 74, which include samples taken from October 28 to November 11. The distribution by gender is 284 women and 261 men.

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