Health Dept. adjusts number of confirmed COVID-19 cases to 1,499
SAN JUAN – The secretary of the Department of Health, Lorenzo González Feliciano, said Friday that there were no deaths from COVID-19 reported; however, six confirmed cases and 61 additional probable cases were registered.
“When issuing the report, six additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded; however, the total was adjusted to 1,499 after adding one case with a sample date taken on April 1 and subtracting four previously reported cases. The remainder of these cases responds to the fact that they were detected as duplicates, after receiving additional information, as part of the process of constant corroboration of the data,” González Feliciano said in a statement.
The official indicated that the results of confirmed cases correspond to 740 women and 759 men. Confirmed cases are those that have a positive PCR test.
On the other hand, González Feliciano said there were 61 additional probable cases, which total 4,696, after adding 20 cases with a samples dated from May 8 to June 3. Of the probable cases, 2,469 are women and 2,227 are men. Probable cases are those that have a positive serological test result.
The total number of deaths confirmed as from COVID-19 is 57 and the probable deaths remain at 90, for a total of 147.
The adjustments to the totals are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health, entities and clinical laboratories to ensure that all samples taken for COVID-19 are registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date taken.
Summary of the Department of Health report:
- Additional confirmed cases: 6
- Total confirmed cases: 1,499
- Additional probable cases: 61
- Total probable cases: 4,696
- Additional confirmed deaths: 0
- Total confirmed deaths: 57
- Additional probable deaths: 0
- Total Probable Deaths: 90
- Total deaths reported: 147
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.