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Health Dept. registers no new COVID-19 deaths in Puerto Rico

By on June 30, 2020

SAN JUAN – On Tuesday, the Health Department reported no deaths from COVID-19, but many more cases than on Monday. There were 55 confirmed cases, versus 13 on Monday, and 120 additional probable cases, versus 40 the day before, according to the department’s reports.

The number of confirmed deaths to date is 59. Including the 94 probable deaths, the total number of deaths is 153. Any death recorded after the report was issued will be reflected in subsequent reports.

For Tuesday’s report, 55 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were registered, for a total of 1,693. The results of confirmed cases belong to 843 women and 850 men. Confirmed cases are those that return positive from a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

An additional 120 probable cases were registered, for a total of 5,772, the number after an adjustment related to 42 cases with sample dates of May 5 to June 14. In addition, two cases from June 22 and 23 were subtracted, since they yielded positive molecular test results. Of the probable cases, 3,065 are women and 2,707 are men. Probable cases are those with a positive serological test result.

The adjustments in 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 they were taken.