The high number of positive cases and scant awareness shown by some locals have led the government to request assistance from the armed forces.
The spike of coronavirus cases on the island is affecting first responders dramatically: 686 police officers are on quarantine.
Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced the closure of several businesses and activities. The new measures are in place from Friday and will be on effect until July 31.
With the increase of coronavirus cases, Democrats rally to support a bill that would make face masks mandatory inside federal buildings.
On Monday, 204 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Puerto Rico after the long weekend, the highest number in the past three months. The first case in a long-term elderly care facility also surfaced.
LULAC has declared a statewide public health emergency for Latinos in Texas, and demand Gov. Abbott to take action to save lives as COVID-19 spike amongst Hispanics.