COVID-19 deaths remain at 129
3,397 cases reported to date
SAN JUAN – The secretary of the Department of Health, Lorenzo González Feliciano, said Wednesday that there were no deaths due to COVID-19 reported; meanwhile, 73 positive results were registered from molecular and serological tests.
In a statement, he said the Surveillance System, at the time of the report’s issuance, did not register any deaths. The Demographic Registry also did not register deaths certified by clinical criteria as from the disease and documented by a medical professional in death certificates as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
Without new deaths, the number registered through the Surveillance System remains 61, and those reported through the Demographic Registry total 68.
When the report was issued, 19 positive molecular test cases were registered; thus, the total cases reported under this variable is 1,260. The results of serological tests totaled 2,137, after 54 new unique cases. With these additional results, the total number of unique positive cases is 3,397.
Of this total of unique positive cases, 1,718 correspond to women and 1,679 to men.
Summary of the Department of Health report:
- Unique positive cases added from molecular testing: 19
- Total number of unique cases positive from molecular tests: 1,260
- Unique positive cases added from serological tests: 54
- Total cases from serological tests: 2,137
- Total positive cases: 3,397
- Deaths added by Demographic Registry: 0
- Total deaths on Demographic Registry: 68
- Deaths added through the Surveillance System: 0
- Total deaths added in the Surveillance System: 61
- Total deaths reported: 129
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 a hand sanitizer.