Health Dept. registers 2 more deaths from COVID-19
Nearly 3,500 people have tested positive to date
SAN JUAN – The Department of Health report registered two deaths from COVID-19; meanwhile, 89 positive results were recorded from molecular and serological tests.
The secretary, Lorenzo González Feliciano, indicated in a statement that, at the time of issuing the report, the Surveillance System did not record deaths; meanwhile, the Demographic Registry reported two deaths certified by clinical criteria and documented by a medical professional in death certificates, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
The two deaths correspond to a 92-year-old man from the Metro region and a 76-year-old man from the Mayagüez region.
With new fatalities, the number of deaths recorded through the Surveillance System remains 61 and those reported through the Demographic Registry rose to 70. It is important to remember that any death recorded after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports.
The official explained that at the time of the report’s issuance, 20 cases were registered through molecular tests, thus the total of cases found with the test is 1,280. The results of serological tests total 2,206, after 69 new cases. With these additional results, the total number of unique positive cases is 3,486.
Of this total of unique positive cases, 1,757 correspond to women and 1,729 to men.
Summary of the Department of Health report:
- Unique positive cases added from molecular testing: 20
- Total number of unique cases positive from molecular tests: 1,280
- Unique positive cases added from serological tests: 69
- Total number of unique positive cases from serological tests: 2,206
- Total positive cases: 3,486
- Deaths added by the Demographic Registry: 2
- Total deaths by Demographic Registry: 70
- Deaths added through the Surveillance System: 0
- Total deaths added by the Surveillance System: 61
- Total deaths reported: 131
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.