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The Public Health Trust recognizes a decrease in infections and hospitalizations due to COVID-19 in Puerto Rico


#During the month of #December, 288 people have died in #Puerto #Rico due to COVID-19, a virus that has slightly decreased its effect on the island in terms of hospitalizations and infections, but still continues to cause fatalities.

#In #Wednesday’s #Department of #Health report, an additional 24 deaths from coronavirus were reported, with 14 of them occurring in #December. The victims were between 46 and 86 years old.

#Faced with this picture, several experts warned that this is not the time to lower our guard, despite what appears to be an improvement in the panorama regarding the transmission of the virus.

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“We have lowered the number of infected people. #It is a little less than before, ”said #Dr. #José #Rodríguez #Orengo, director of the #Public #Health #Trust.

#As an example, he mentioned that while at the end of #November some 5,500 infections were being reported, and that for the week of #December 20 the cases were at 3,700. #Also, the positivity dropped from 10.8% to 8.3%.

“Although even in active cases we are high -9,000 to 9,500 in the last 14 days- we see a trend that (the transmission of the virus) is decreasing. #It seems that the message (of prevention of the virus) is arriving ”, reiterated.

#Dr. #Ibrahim Pérez and the demographer #Judith #Rodríguez agreed that infections and hospitalizations for this disease have dropped.

“#We had warned on #December 22 that the #Christmas oasis was coming,” said Pérez.

#Regarding hospitalizations, he pointed out that while a few months ago they were reporting over 600, currently it is at 400, which he classified as “a notable drop.”

“Finally, the #Puerto #Ricans demonstrated exemplary discipline. #It is important that they keep it after #Christmas. The question is whether it will be permanent or if the new strain (of the virus) is going to reverse everything and go back to the bad times, ”said Pérez.

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#According to a data analysis carried out by Pérez and #Rodríguez, while 823 positive cases were reported on #November 23, 459 were registered on #December 23. #As for deaths, the day with the most fatalities from this virus was #November 15. , with 20 deaths, according to the information handled by the #Public #Health #Trust.

“We have to be cautious. #Anything can raise everything again, “said #Rodríguez, mentioning, for example, the possible effect of the new strain of the virus.



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