Health reports five new deaths from COVID-19 that bring the total number of victims to 766

Puerto Rico woke up this Sunday with five new deaths due to COVID-19 that raised the total number of victims of the virus in Puerto Rico to 766, reported the Health Department.

All the deaths that occurred on October 12 were classified as confirmed. Given that, the confirmed deaths add up to 583 and the probable 183.

New confirmed deaths:

-70-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

-88-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

-78-year-old woman from the Metro region

-62-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

-90-year-old man from the Metro region

“The change in the number of deaths should not be interpreted as having occurred in the last 24 hours. In the same way, it is important to point out that the death report may vary, to the extent that the processes of registration and codification of the causes of death occur, which could take several days, “the agency cites in a press release. .

The confirmed positive cases amounted to 28,711 with 411 additional infected, while the probable positive cases are 28,582 with 223 new infections in this category. The total number of confirmed cases was adjusted after adding 11 cases with a sample collection date from September 8 to October 3 and subtracting four duplicate cases. In the case of the probable ones, the total was adjusted after there were 41 cases that had a positive molecular test and added 43 cases with a sampling date of April 8 and October 3.

However, the number of patients hospitalized for the virus was placed at 292, of which 56 are confined in an Intensive Care Unit and 37 are connected to an artificial respirator. Further, three minors are also being held in intensive care and two of them are connected to an artificial respirator. To date, the island’s hospitals have 184 intensive care beds and 786 artificial respirators.

Health defined as probable death that death of a patient who was diagnosed with COVID-19 by means of a serological test (non-diagnostic) or whose doctor registered the death using clinical criteria when evaluating the symptoms. While confirmed deaths assume people who tested positive for a molecular (diagnostic) test.

Similarly, the term confirmed positive case refers to infections whose result was validated by a molecular test. Likewise, the probable case refers to that positive result for the disease that was obtained by serological test.

Confirmed positive cases

The total of 28,711 confirmed positive cases corresponds to 15,452 women and 13,259 men.

The group of patients between 20 and 29 years old dominates with the highest number of infections (5,044), followed by those between 40 and 49 years old (4,873) and those between 30 and 39 years old (4,827).

The metropolitan region is the one with the most confirmed positive cases with a total of 10,197, followed by the Bayamón region (6,573) and Caguas (3,800). However, it has 286 confirmed cases for which it has not been able to identify the region.

San Juan remains the municipality with the most confirmed infections with 5,594 cases, followed by Bayamón (2,454), Carolina (2,078) and Guaynabo (1,141). Health still does not have available the municipality of 454 confirmed cases.

Probable positive cases

The total of 28,582 probable positive cases is divided by 15,950 corresponding to women and 12,632 to men.

In this category, the group of patients between 20 and 29 years of age also registers the highest number of probable infected with 4,686, followed by the group of 40 to 49 years with 4,615 and that of 50 to 59 years with 4,589.

The metropolitan region dominates the statistics with 7,027 probable infected, followed by the Bayamón region (6,372) and the Caguas region (3,601). However, he has 251 probable cases for which he has not been able to identify the region.

San Juan is also the largest municipality with probable cases (3,654), followed by Bayamón (2,002) and Carolina (1,337). The agency does not have the town of 421 probable cases available.


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