Puerto Rico COVID-19 Deaths Rise to 92
SAN JUAN – The Department of Health (DS) report on Thursday registered six deaths and 106 additional positive cases of COVID-19 on the island.
“The six fatalities were reported by the Demographic Registry as cases whose clinical pictures, at the time of their respective deaths, were compatible with COVID-19, thus being classified by a doctor in their death certificates,” Health Secretary Lorenzo González Feliciano said.
The reported deaths are:
- 97-year-old woman from the Ponce region
- 90-year-old woman from the Metro region
- 41-year-old man from the Bayamón region
- 73-year-old man from the Bayamón region
- 68-year-old man from the Ponce region
- 82-year-old man from the Bayamón region
For its part, the Surveillance System did not register cases of deaths confirmed as from COVID-19.
“The deaths from COVID-19 increased to 92, of which 54 were reported by the Surveillance System of the Department of Health and 38 through the Demographic Registry,” the secretary said.
He detailed that of the 106 additional unique positive cases; 55 results were obtained through serological tests and 51 through molecular tests. These results bring the number of unique positive cases to 1,539, of which 955 results were obtained from molecular tests and 584 from serological tests.
Of this total of unique positive cases, 771 are women and 768 are men.