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Health Department updates information on COVID-19 cases in Puerto Rico

By on August 20, 2020

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SAN JUAN – The Department of Health’s report Thursday included an additional 11 deaths from COVID-19, as well as 125 confirmed and 102 probable infection cases.

The department said the deaths were confirmed to have resulted from the disease and listed them as follows:

  • 90-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
  • 69-year-old man from the Mayagüez region
  • 85-year-old man from the Metro region
  • 77-year-old man from the Bayamón region
  • 93-year-old woman from the Bayamón region
  • 79-year-old woman from the Caguas region
  • 74-year-old man from the Metro region
  • 90-year-old man from the Metro region
  • 36-year-old man from the Metro region
  • 75-year-old woman from the Metro region
  • 68-year-old woman from the Metro region

The number of confirmed deaths to date is 236, while probable ones remain at 131, for a total of at least 367 people having succumed to the coronavirus.

“It is important to remember that any death registered after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent 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 [depending on pace that] the processes of registration and coding of the causes of death occurs, which could take several days,” according to the department.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to date is 12,567.

“The total was adjusted after subtracting five duplicate cases and adding four cases with a sampling date of July 23, 27, 29 and 31. Of that total, 6,567 are women and 6,009 are men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of August 4 to 17.

“As part of the report, 102 additional probable cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from August 9 to 17. In this line, the total is 15,567, after being adjusted, by subtracting 24 cases that had a positive molecular test afterward and were added to the cases registered as part of this report. On the other hand, a duplicate case was subtracted and eight cases were added with sampling dates from June 26 to July 22. Probable cases are divided into 8,550 women and 7,017 men,” reads the department’s news release.

Summary of the Department of Health report:

Additional confirmed cases: 125
Total confirmed cases: 12,576

Additional probable cases: 102
Total probable cases: 15,567

Additional confirmed deaths: 11
Total confirmed deaths: 236

Additional probable deaths: 0
Total probable deaths: 131

Total reported deaths: 367

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