Number of deaths from COVID-19 stands at 122
At least 2,542 cases to date
SAN JUAN – The Department of Health reported five new deaths and 115 additional COVID-19 cases found using both serological and molecular tests, Health Secretary Lorenzo Gonzalez Feliciano reported Friday.
The Surveillance System reported the death of a 59-year-old woman from the Metro region. This case is considered a death confirmed by COVID-19, as reported in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Demographic Registry registered four deaths because the clinical pictures, at the time of the patients’ respective deaths, were compatible with COVID-19 and doctors classified them as such in their death certificates, according to criteria established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The following deaths were reported through the Demographic Registry:
- A 94-year-old woman from the Ponce region
- An 80-year-old man from the Ponce region
- A 96-year-old man from the Caguas region
- A 91-year-old man from the Metro region
“With the added fatalities, the total number of confirmed deaths reported through the Surveillance System is 59; while those reported as probable through the Demographic Registry add up to 63, for a total of 122,” Health secretary said.
On the other hand, the official said that the unique positive results reported through molecular tests total 1,088, after adding 15 cases. The results of serological tests increased to 1,454, after registering 100 new unique positive cases through said test. With these additional reported results, the total number of unique positive cases is 2,542.
Of this total of unique positive cases, 1,270 correspond to women and 1,272 to men.
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 a hand sanitizer.
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