Two women died from COVID-19

The Health Department reported today, Tuesday, that two women aged 48 and 68 are listed as the most recent fatalities of the COVID-19 In Puerto Rico.

According to the agency, one of the deaths occurred on October 16, while the other was registered on October 17. The agency did not report deaths since last Saturday, but that does not mean that there were no deaths on the date of the report.

Salud explained that the deaths that it details in its communications do not necessarily imply that they have occurred in the past 24 hours.

The 48-year-old woman lived in the Fajardo region, while the 68-year-old woman in the metro region.

The island averages one death per day, based on a seven-day period. Until today, the number of deaths that have occurred so far in October amounts to 41, according to the Health portal.

From elsewhere, the number of people hospitalized by the virus dropped to 92, and is broken down into 78 adults and 14 pediatric patients. A number of hospitalizations like the one reported today was not reported on the island since July 22, when the total reported was 97.

Of the total number of adult hospitalized patients, 30 They are confined in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), while 22 of them are connected to an artificial respirator.

On the other hand, the virus’s positivity rate on the island is at 2.19%, according to the Health portal.

The average number of confirmed positive cases reported by the agency is 46, while the probable cases are 36. Health included in the average the results of samples taken between October 3 and 17.

Regarding vaccination, the agency said that 2,519,280 people over 12 years old have received at least one dose of the licensed vaccines and 2,289,479 people over 12 years old have the dose series completed.


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