Health Dept. registers over 700 COVID-19 cases
SAN JUAN – The Department of Health did not report deaths from COVID-19 Monday, but registered 353 additional confirmed and 352 probable cases of the disease.
To date, 161 people are confirmed to have died from their coronavirus infection, while 118 deceased were registered as probable cases, for a total of at least 279 deaths.
The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases, those with diagnostic test results, is 9,319.
“The total was adjusted after subtracting two duplicate cases with a sampling date of July 17 and 27. On the other hand, 34 cases were added with a sampling date of July 13 to 23. Of that total, 4,747 are women and 4,572 men,” the department said Monday about its July 24 to Aug. 7 sample-collection dates.
The report also reflects 352 additional probable cases, with a sampling date that ranges from July 28 to Aug. 7, for a total to date of 13,502 cases, “after being adjusted, by subtracting 55 cases that had a positive molecular test, and were later added to the cases registered as part of this report. Similarly, 18 cases were added with a sample collection date from May 6 to July 22. Probable cases are divided into 7,403 women and 6,099 men; four cases are under investigation in this area,” the department wrote.
Summary of the Department of Health report:
- Additional confirmed cases: 353
- Total confirmed cases: 9,319
- Additional probable cases: 352
- Total probable cases: 13,502
- Additional confirmed deaths: 0
- Total confirmed deaths: 161
- Additional probable deaths: 0
- Total probable deaths: 118
- Total reported deaths: 279
For more information, visit the Health Department’s website at http://www.salud.gov.pr/Pages/coronavirus.aspx.