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Number of deaths from COVID-19 remains at 149

By on June 24, 2020

Muertes por COVID-19 siguen en 149 y casos confirmados se elevan a 1,577 

Confirmed cases rise to 1,577

SAN JUAN – The daily Department of Health report did not record new deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday; meanwhile, 22 confirmed cases and 67 additional probable cases were registered, Secretary Lorenzo González Feliciano announced.

The official indicated that 22 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 were recorded; however, the total was adjusted to 1,577, after including five cases whose sampling dates were from May 28 to June 2. The results of confirmed cases belong to 780 women and 797 men. Confirmed cases are those with a positive PCR test.

On the other hand, 67 additional probable cases were registered, for a total of 5,243, after adding 41 cases with samples taken from April 30 to June 3. Of the probable cases, 2,768 are women and 2,475 are men. A positive serological test result is considered a probable case.

With no new fatalities, the number of deaths confirmed as from COVID-19 is 57 and the number of probable deaths remains at 92, for a total of 149 deaths.

The adjustments to the totals are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health and clinical laboratories and medical entities to ensure that all samples taken to detect COVID-19 are registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date they were taken.

Summary of the Department of Health report:

  • Additional confirmed cases: 22
  • Total confirmed cases: 1,577
  • Additional probable cases: 67
  • Total probable cases: 5,243
  • Additional confirmed deaths: 0
  • Total confirmed deaths: 57
  • Additional probable deaths: 0
  • Total probable deaths: 92
  • Total deaths reported: 149

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.

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

June 24, 2020- COVID-19 Report of June 23, 2020

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