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Number of COVID-19 deaths in Puerto Rico rises to 115

By on May 13, 2020

Island has at least 2,329 cases

SAN JUAN – The Puerto Rico Department of Health (DS) report registered 30 additional COVID-19 cases, between serological and molecular tests, while one additional death was reported.

The agency’s secretary, Lorenzo González Feliciano, said in a statement that the number of positive results reported through molecular tests amounts to 1,064, after adding two new cases. On the other hand, the results of serological tests increased to 1,265, after registering 28 new positive cases.

“With these 30 additional reported results, the total number of unique positive cases is 2,329,” the official said.

Of the total number of cases, 1,172 correspond to women and 1,157 to men.

The secretary said that the Surveillance System did not report deaths confirmed as by COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. The Demographic Registry reported the death of a 90-year-old woman from the Bayamón region, whose clinical picture at the time of death was compatible with COVID-19 and thus a doctor classified it as such in her death certificate, according to established criteria by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

“With the added fatalities, the total number of confirmed deaths reported through the Surveillance System remains at 58; meanwhile, those reported as probable, through the Demographic Registry, add up to 57, for a total of 115,” González Feliciano indicated.

Compliance with the precautionary and protective measures to prevent the spread of the virus on the island is stressed. These include, but are not limited to, social distancing, compulsory use of face coverings, and handwashing or use of hand sanitizer.

For more information, visit https://statuscovid19.pr.gov or the website of the Department of Health, www.salud.pr.gov/coronavirus.

May 13, 2020- COVID-19 Report of May 12, 2020

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