Deadly August: 236 people have died from COVID so far this month in Puerto Rico

A new executive order will be announced next Monday by Governor Pedro Pierluisi for the management of the coronavirus, COVID-19, which in August increased infections, hospitalizations and deaths.

In today’s report, Saturday, August 28, 2021, the Department reported another 19 deaths due to the virus, the Mayagüez region being the most affected with seven people dead.

This high number increases the total number of deceased persons to 2,823.

According to data from the Department of Health, only in the month of August, a total of 236 people have died from the virus, which arrived on the island in March 2020.

The most impacted days of the month with loss of life are August 26, with 17 people, and 18 and 19 with 16 each day.

As of today, an average of 685 new positive COVID cases have been reported, identified between the two tests, with 382 being molecular and 303 antigen. With these new cases, the total number of people who have been infected with COVID on the Island increased to 140,681 with molecular tests and 28,207 with antigen tests.

Regarding hospitalizations, they are found in 491, being 460 of adults and 31 minors. Of these, 114 are in intensive care, 113 adults and one minor.

Deaths by days in the month of August:

  1. 4
  2. 4
  3. 2
  4. 5
  5. 6
  6. 6
  7. 6
  8. 10
  9. 5
  10. 10
  11. 10
  12. 6
  13. 4
  14. 13
  15. 9
  16. 13
  17. 9
  18. 16
  19. 16
  20. 14
  21. 13
  22. 10
  23. 10
  24. 8
  25. 9
  26. 17
  27. 1

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