Puerto Rico lifts some restrictions as cases drop


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The number of coronavirus cases in Puerto Rico drops sharply thereafter It is rising to record highs in March and April.

The US territories experienced the worst outbreak of the epidemic this spring, with the average new cases reported daily for seven days rising to 1,109 on April 20 from about 200 per day in mid-March.

The spike was driven by a combination of factors, including the arrival of more contagious variables, a wave of tourists at the Spring Break and celebrations associated with Holy Week.

at The beginning of AprilAnd the Government. Pedro R. Close personal instructions in schools, reduce internal capacity in restaurants and companies and lift a night curfew until 10 pm, and tourists are also required to submit negative Corona virus tests, or face a fine of $ 300.

Since then, the numbers have improved dramatically. The average daily reported cases in Puerto Rico for seven days have decreased by more than 60 percent in the past 14 days, according to A. New York Times Database. Around 38 percent of people I received one dose of the Covid vaccine, and 26 percent of it was fully vaccinated.

Over a year ago, Puerto Rico became one of the United States’ first regions In an attempt to contain the spread of the Corona virusAnother blow to an island that suffered the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria in 2017, including power cuts for nearly a year; Earthquakes in 2020; And the A prolonged financial crisis.

On Thursday, Mr Pierluesi announced that in-person studies could be resumed, nightly curfews would be delayed until midnight and store opening hours could be extended until 11pm, but he left stricter capacity restrictions on some businesses and tourist testing. Requirements.

Monica Felice Mohair, a biologist and director of communications at PGM, said: Puerto Rico Science, Which is a non-profit group that supports Puerto Rican researchers.

Dr Willich Mujer said that although cases appear to be declining, they are still much higher than they were before the last increase. She said she worried that the Mother’s Day holiday on Sunday could lead to another spike.


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