Health Dept. report: 132 deaths from COVID-19 to date
Disease claims another life; 161 new cases found
SAN JUAN – The secretary of the Department of Health, Lorenzo González Feliciano, announced Friday that a death from COVID-19 was reported and 161 positive results were registered between molecular and serological tests.
When the report was issued, the Surveillance System recorded the death of a 71-year-old man from the Bayamón region. The Demographic Registry did not register deaths certified by clinical criteria, as per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
With the added fatalities, the total number of deaths recorded through the Surveillance System is 62 and those reported through the Demographic Register add up to 70. It is important to remember that any death recorded after the report is issued will be reflected in subsequent reports.
At the time of the report, 13 positive cases were registered from molecular tests, thus the total of unique positive results from these tests is 1,293. The results of serological tests total 2,354, after registering 148 new unique positive cases.
With these additional results, the total number of unique positive cases is 3,647. Of this total of unique positive cases, 1,835 correspond to women and 1,812 to men, the official said.
Summary of the Department of Health report:
- Unique positive cases added from molecular testing: 13
- Total number of unique positive cases from molecular tests: 1,293
- Unique positive cases added from serological tests: 148
- Total unique positive cases from serological tests: 2,354
- Total positive cases: 3,647
- Deaths added by Demographic Registry: 0
- Total deaths by Demographic Registry: 70
- Deaths added through the Surveillance System: 1
- Total deaths added by the Surveillance System: 62
- Total deaths reported: 132
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.