The Department of Health reported nine additional deaths since Friday, this morning’s report, to Monday, bringing the number of deaths in the archipelago to 5,442.
The government agency stopped publishing COVID-19 reports over the weekend. While the positivity rate in the archipelago for today is 21.67%. with an incidence of 37.82. Hospitalizations stand at 190, including 22 pediatric cases. There are two minors in the intensive care unit, one of them connected to a ventilator.
The official report is updated in the afternoon.
The Associated Press reports that coronavirus-related hospitalizations are on the rise again in the United States, where the proportion of elderly deaths is rising and less than half of nursing home residents are up to date on vaccinations against COVID-19.
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says most of the increase is due to older people and people who already have health problems. The figures include all people who test positive, regardless of the reason for their admission.
Beyond the use of masks in healthcare facilities in Puerto Rico, there are no longer restrictive measures on COVID-19.
The Department of Health calls for people to continue being vaccinated with the bivalent vaccine, which has coverage on the Omicron edition.
Last week the closure of the VOCES vaccination center at the Plaza Las Americas shopping center was announced, after two years of mass vaccinations. In addition, at the United States level, regulatory bodies gave way to bivalent vaccination for infants as young as 6 months of age.