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The Health Department reported today, Friday, that a 29-year-old man became the youngest victim of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Puerto Rico.
His death and that of another 88-year-old brought the total number to 58, while infections increased to 1,068, 25 more positive cases than those reported yesterday.
According to the agency, the death of the 29-year-old occurred in the Caguas region, while that of the 88-year-old in the Ponce region. Both cases had been officially diagnosed with COVID-19.
The Demographic Registry did not report deceased persons.
Of the new positive cases, 17 were obtained from private laboratories and 8 from the Public Health Laboratory. For its part, the Veterans Hospital did not report positive cases.
In the most recent dashboard report, the portal shows that 555 of the total cases are men and 513 are women.
In addition, according to the dashboard, in Puerto Rico the number of tests amounts to 10,410 tests, of which 1,068 have been positive, 7,864 negative and it is expected by the results of 1,472 of them.
The age group between 50 and 59 years continues to be the one with the highest incidence of infections with 239 cases, followed by the range between 40 and 49 years with 201 and 30 to 39 years with 153.
The agency details on its website that 2,575 adult beds are already occupied and 829 are available out of a total of 3404. However, the occupation of these beds is irrespective of the status of the coronavirus on the island.
Meanwhile, some 771 respirators are available for patients, out of a total of 1,020.