Health reports five deaths and 209 people hospitalized by COVID-19

The Health Department reported today, Sunday, five additional deaths from the COVID-19bringing the total in this line to 4,030 since the emergency began in March 2020.

Three of the deceased were not vaccinated against the disease, another was vaccinated without the booster dose and the last one had the booster dose. This number of reported deaths does not necessarily mean that they all occurred in the past 24 hours.

Between January and so far in February, 711 deaths from COVID-19 have been registered on the island. January is the month with the most fatalities so far in the pandemic, with 605 fatalities.

Puerto Rico surpassed last Friday the milestone of 4,000 deaths from the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, almost two years after the start of the pandemic. According to experts, this picture reiterates that the public health emergency continues.

In total, they have been reported in the last 30 days:

  • 213 unvaccinated deaths out of a population of 597,119 (this population number is constantly changing as people become vaccinated).
  • 267 deaths of vaccinated people (partially, without the booster dose) out of a population of 1,395,642 (this population number is constantly changing as people reach the time they are eligible to receive the booster).
  • 79 deaths of people vaccinated with the drug booster, out of a population of 1,200,933 (this population figure is constantly changing, depending on the number of people receiving that dose).
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On the other hand, the agency reported that the number of hospitalized for the virus was placed at 209, which is eight fewer patients than yesterday. The total is divided into 198 adult and 11 pediatric patients, according to the preliminary report. In addition, 30 adults are connected to a ventilator.

Meanwhile, the preliminary positivity rate dawned at 11.66%, which means that 11 out of 100 tests are positive for the virus. The total remains above the 5% recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).

“The COVID-19 vaccine is the best line of defense, it teaches the body to defend itself against the disease,” Health recalled.

The booster dose of Pfizer it is available to people 12 years of age and older, five months after completing the two-dose series. Those inoculated with Moderna must be 18 years of age or older and wait five months after the second dose. Those vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson can receive the booster after two months of booster from the single dose.

The unit will update other data at noon, such as the demographics of the deceased, those hospitalized in intensive care, the total number of people vaccinated and the average number of infections.

Pending to for the expansion of this story.

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