Health reports nine deaths and 869 confirmed cases of COVID-19

The Health Department recorded nine deaths and 869 confirmed cases of COVID-19reported today, Friday, the agency.

In a statement, Salud also registered another 59 probable cases and 396 additional suspected cases.

Of the reported deaths, eight were classified as confirmed and are broken down below:

– 63-year-old man from the Metro region

– 86-year-old man from the Arecibo region

– 76-year-old man from the Metro region

– 60-year-old man from the Arecibo region

– 69-year-old man from the Bayamón region

– 59-year-old woman from the Metro region

– 60-year-old woman from the Bayamón region

– 87-year-old man from the Metro region

In addition, a probable death corresponding to a 62-year-old man from the Metro region was reported.

With these additional deaths, the confirmed deaths total 775 and the probable ones are 216, so the total number of deaths is 991.

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On the other hand, the total of the results of confirmed cases of COVID-19 is 44,277 of which 23,864 are women and 20,413 are men. The reported cases are those that have a positive PCR test, with a sample collection date of November 4 to 18. The total was adjusted after adding five cases with a sample collection date from August 28 to November 3.

As part of the report, 396 additional suspected cases were registered, with a sampling date that ranges from November 4 to 18. These cases, by definition, are those that have a positive serological test. In this line, the total is 37,569 after being adjusted, by subtracting 70 cases that had a positive molecular test and two cases with a positive antigen test and were added to the cases registered as part of this report; Furthermore, five cases were added with a sampling date from October 4 to November 3. The suspected cases are divided into 21,035 women and 16,534 men.

“The adjustments in totals are made as part of an effort by the Department of Health, entities and clinical laboratories, to ensure that any sample made for COVID-19 is registered in the Bio Portal, regardless of the date it was taken” Health said in the statement.

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