Stories tagged: "outbreak"


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Experts Worry About Puerto Rico’s Rapid Rise in COVID Cases

The island is at a high level of COVID-19 risk with a 10% positivity rate in 67 of the 78 municipalities.

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Puerto Rico Could Face a New Lockdown Due to COVID-19 Levels

The continued rise of coronavirus cases and a high rate of hospitalizations could necessitate a more rigorous phase of safety measures.

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UPDATED: This Map Shows Where and Who Coronavirus Has Hit the Hardest This Week in PR

The local Medical Task Force lacks COVID tracking information needed to recommend new safety measures that the government will implement on Sept. 11.

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UPDATED: This Map Shows Where and Who Coronavirus Has Hit the Hardest This Week in PR

The local Medical Task Force will evaluate new CDC guidelines, which now say asymptomatic people exposed to the coronavirus may not need to be tested.

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Over 1,600 Kids Caught COVID-19 While Being Held in Detention Centers

Nearly 100 children contracted the virus while being detained at a rehabilitation center in Prescott Valley.

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UPDATED: This Map Shows Where and Who Coronavirus Has Hit the Hardest This Week in PR

Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced new measures as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations continue to rise on the island. People gathered at malls, which remained open.

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Florida Prisoners Transferred to PR Detention Center Tested Positive for COVID-19. Here’s What We Know.

Some of the 40 convicts tested positive for the coronavirus after arriving in Puerto Rico. Local federal authorities claim they were not told about the transfer.