COVID-19 claims 2 more lives; 140 to date
At least 4,023 people have tested positive
SAN JUAN – The Department of Health report registered two deaths from COVID-19. Meanwhile, 88 unique positive cases were recorded between serological and molecular tests, the agency’s secretary, Lorenzo González Feliciano, said Wednesday.
He explained that the Surveillance System, at the time of the report’s issuance, did not register any deaths; meanwhile, the Demographic Registry reported two deaths using clinical criteria documented by a health professional in the death certificates, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
“The deaths reported by the Demographic Registry are of an 85-year-old man from the Mayagüez region and an 80-year-old man from the Arecibo region,” the secretary said.
He added that with these new fatalities, the total number of deaths recorded through the Surveillance System remained at 63, and those reported through the Demographic Registry total 77.
In the report, eight cases were registered under molecular tests, thus the total of unique positive results is 1,313. The results of serological tests total 2,710, after registering 80 new cases to said test. With these additional reported results, the total number of unique positive cases is 4,023.
Of this total of unique positive cases, 2,045 correspond to women and 1,978 to men.
Summary of the Department of Health report:
- Unique positive cases added by molecular testing: 8
- Total unique cases from molecular tests: 1,313
- Unique positive cases added by serological tests: 80
- Total unique cases positive from serological tests: 2,710
- Total positive cases: 4,023
- Deaths added in the Demographic Registry: 2
- Total deaths in the Demographic Registry: 77
- Deaths added through the Surveillance System: 0
- Total deaths added by the Surveillance System: 63
- Total deaths reported: 140
Compliance with the precautionary and protective measures to prevent the spread of the virus on the island is stressed. This includes, but is not limited to, social distancing, compulsory use of face masks, and frequent handwashing or use of hand sanitizer.