September 30, 2022

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Health reports that 18 new deaths and 930 people have been hospitalized by COVID-19

The Department of Health Today, Sunday, 18 additional deaths were reported COVID-19This brings the total number to 3,511 since the outbreak began in March 2020.

In a tweet, the company noted that all of those who died between the ages of 65 and 93 had pre-existing conditions such as diabetes, heart and kidney disease.

Excluding these deaths, 174 people have died as a result of the SARS-CoV-2 virus so far in January. The highest age group during this period is 80 or older. In addition, the island averages 14 deaths daily.

On January 9, 2022 alone, 23 deaths were reported, the highest daily number in all emergencies, according to published data Health Bioportal.

On the other hand, the island arose as 930 people were hospitalized with the corona virus. The number of patients was slightly lower than yesterday compared to Saturday. In total, 62 were pediatric patients.

According to preliminary data, the positive ratio is 35.28%, Is still six times higher than the recommended 5% World Health Organization (WHO).

“Positive ratio” refers to the number of tests performed using the PCR molecule test and the difference between the positive results, which confirms infection with SARS-CoV-2. Statistics are used to measure the extent of the spread of the virus.

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As of yesterday, Puerto Rico had an average of 2,200 confirmed cases and 5,264 potential cases in seven days.

The story will unfold at noon, when Health releases data on deaths, the total number of people admitted to the hospital in intensive care and the number of people vaccinated.