Puerto Rico Coronavirus Map and Case Count

Tracking Coronavirus in Puerto Rico: Latest Map and Case Count

New reported cases

Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
5,000
10,000 cases
7–day average
1,023

Test positivity rate

Apr. 2020 Oct. 2022

Hospitalized

Apr. 2020 Oct. 2022

Deaths

Apr. 2020 Oct. 2022
Daily Avg. on Oct. 2 Per 100,000 14-Day Change
Cases 1,023 30 +19%
Test positivity 15%
Hospitalized 215 6 –17%
In I.C.U.s 28 <1 –34%
Deaths 6 <1 +5%
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivity, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). Test positivity, hospitalizations, I.C.U.s and deaths show seven-day averages. Test positivity is based only on P.C.R. test results reported to the federal government. Test positivity, hospitalization and I.C.U. data may not yet be available for yesterday. Figures shown are the most recent data available.

Latest trends

  • An average of 1,023 cases per day were reported in Puerto Rico in the last week. Cases have increased by 19 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have increased by 5 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 3 residents have been infected, a total of 991,953 reported cases. At least 1 in 657 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 5,154 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases and deaths in Puerto Rico.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

Daily new hospital admissions by age in Puerto Rico

This chart shows for each age group the number of people per 100,000 that were newly admitted to a hospital with Covid-19 each day, according to data from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals.

  • Under 18
  • 18-29
  • 30-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+
  • All ages
Jun. 2021
Sept.
Dec.
Mar. 2022
Jun.
Sept.
5 daily admissions
10 daily admissions per 100,000
About this data Sources: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (daily confirmed and suspected Covid-19 hospital admissions); Census Bureau (population data). Data prior to October 2020 was unreliable. Data reported in the most recent seven days may be incomplete.

Hot spots

Average daily cases per 100,000 people in past week
10
30
50
70
100
250
About this data The hot spots map shows the share of population with a new reported case over the last week.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
80%
50%
65 and up
91%
67%

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About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Vaccinations

Fully vaccinated With a booster
All ages
80%
50%
65 and up
91%
67%

See more details ›

About this data Sources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, state governments, U.S. Census Bureau. The C.D.C. reported on Nov. 30 that booster doses are sometimes misclassified as first doses, which may overestimate first dose coverage among adults.

Latest trends

  • An average of 1,023 cases per day were reported in Puerto Rico in the last week. Cases have increased by 19 percent from the average two weeks ago. Deaths have increased by 5 percent.
  • Since the beginning of the pandemic, at least 1 in 3 residents have been infected, a total of 991,953 reported cases. At least 1 in 657 residents have died from the coronavirus, a total of 5,154 deaths.
  • January 2022 was the month with the highest average cases and deaths in Puerto Rico.

How to read Covid data now

Higher test positivity rates are a sign that many infections are not reported — even if they are tested for at home. This results in a more severe undercount of cases. The number of hospitalized patients with Covid is a more reliable measure because testing is more consistent in hospitals.

How trends have changed in Puerto Rico

New reported cases by day
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
5,000
10,000 cases
7–day average
1,023
Test positivity rate
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
10%
20%
30% positive
7–day average
0
Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s
Early data may be incomplete.
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
500 hospitalized
Hospitalized
In I.C.U.s
215
New reported deaths by day
Apr. 2020
Sept.
Feb. 2021
Jul.
Dec.
May 2022
Oct.
10
20 deaths
7–day average
6
About this data Sources: State and local health agencies (cases, deaths); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (test positivty, hospitalizations, I.C.U. patients). The seven-day average is the average of the most recent seven days of data. Cases and deaths data are assigned to dates based on when figures are publicly reported. Figures for Covid patients in hospitals and I.C.U.s are the most recent number of patients with Covid-19 who are hospitalized or in an intensive care unit on that day. Dips and spikes could be due to inconsistent reporting by hospitals. Hospitalization numbers early in the pandemic are undercounts due to incomplete reporting by hospitals to the federal government. Test positivity is based on P.C.R. viral test specimens tested by laboratories and state health departments and reported to the federal government. Hospitalizations and test positivity are reported based on dates assigned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and are subject to historical revisions.

Average cases per capita in Puerto Rico

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About the data

In data for Puerto Rico, The Times primarily relies on reports from the territory. Puerto Rico typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the territory.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Jan. 1, 2022: Puerto Rico did not announce new cases and deaths on New Year's Day.
  • March 7, 2021: Puerto Rico changed the format of its data, resulting in one-day adjustments of cases and deaths in some municipalities.
  • Oct. 23, 2020: Puerto Rico added a backlog of test results from unspecified days.
  • April 21, 2020: Puerto Rico revised the number of cases downward after resolving an issue with duplicates.
  • April 12, 2020: Puerto Rico started including some probable Covid-19-related deaths. From April 19 to April 22, the territory stopped reporting probable deaths, and then continued again on April 23.
  • The territorial health department acknowledged in late April that it had been double-counting some patients. That issue had been resolved by early May, officials said.
  • Muncipality-level weekly cases per capita are shown starting in early May, when The Times began gathering the data.
  • On Nov. 7, Puerto Rico updated its case definitions and recategorized thousands of previously announced cases identified through antibody testing as suspected cases. Officials had previously included these cases as probable cases. The Times data includes cases identified through antibody testing announced before Nov. 7, but includes only cases identified through P.C.R. or antigen testing after this date.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.

Credits

By Jordan Allen, Sarah Almukhtar, Aliza Aufrichtig, Anne Barnard, Matthew Bloch, Penn Bullock, Sarah Cahalan, Weiyi Cai, Julia Calderone, Keith Collins, Matthew Conlen, Lindsey Cook, Gabriel Gianordoli, Amy Harmon, Rich Harris, Adeel Hassan, Jon Huang, Danya Issawi, Danielle Ivory, K.K. Rebecca Lai, Alex Lemonides, Eleanor Lutz, Allison McCann, Richard A. Oppel Jr., Jugal K. Patel, Alison Saldanha, Kirk Semple, Shelly Seroussi, Julie Walton Shaver, Amy Schoenfeld Walker, Anjali Singhvi, Charlie Smart, Mitch Smith, Albert Sun, Rumsey Taylor, Lisa Waananen Jones, Derek Watkins, Timothy Williams, Jin Wu and Karen Yourish.   ·   Reporting was contributed by Jeff Arnold, Ian Austen, Mike Baker, Brillian Bao, Ellen Barry, Shashank Bengali, Samone Blair, Nicholas Bogel-Burroughs, Aurelien Breeden, Elisha Brown, Emma Bubola, Maddie Burakoff, Alyssa Burr, Christopher Calabrese, Julia Carmel, Zak Cassel, Robert Chiarito, Izzy Colón, Matt Craig, Yves De Jesus, Brendon Derr, Brandon Dupré, Melissa Eddy, John Eligon, Timmy Facciola, Bianca Fortis, Jake Frankenfield, Matt Furber, Robert Gebeloff, Thomas Gibbons-Neff, Matthew Goldstein, Grace Gorenflo, Rebecca Griesbach, Benjamin Guggenheim, Barbara Harvey, Lauryn Higgins, Josh Holder, Jake Holland, Anna Joyce, John Keefe, Ann Hinga Klein, Jacob LaGesse, Alex Lim, Alex Matthews, Patricia Mazzei, Jesse McKinley, Miles McKinley, K.B. Mensah, Sarah Mervosh, Jacob Meschke, Lauren Messman, Andrea Michelson, Jaylynn Moffat-Mowatt, Steven Moity, Paul Moon, Derek M. Norman, Anahad O’Connor, Ashlyn O’Hara, Azi Paybarah, Elian Peltier, Richard Pérez-Peña, Sean Plambeck, Laney Pope, Elisabetta Povoledo, Cierra S. Queen, Savannah Redl, Scott Reinhard, Chloe Reynolds, Thomas Rivas, Frances Robles, Natasha Rodriguez, Jess Ruderman, Kai Schultz, Alex Schwartz, Emily Schwing, Libby Seline, Rachel Sherman, Sarena Snider, Brandon Thorp, Alex Traub, Maura Turcotte, Tracey Tully, Jeremy White, Kristine White, Bonnie G. Wong, Tiffany Wong, Sameer Yasir and John Yoon.   ·   Data acquisition and additional work contributed by Will Houp, Andrew Chavez, Michael Strickland, Tiff Fehr, Miles Watkins, Josh Williams, Nina Pavlich, Carmen Cincotti, Ben Smithgall, Andrew Fischer, Rachel Shorey, Blacki Migliozzi, Alastair Coote, Jaymin Patel, John-Michael Murphy, Isaac White, Steven Speicher, Hugh Mandeville, Robin Berjon, Thu Trinh, Carolyn Price, James G. Robinson, Phil Wells, Yanxing Yang, Michael Beswetherick, Michael Robles, Nikhil Baradwaj, Ariana Giorgi, Bella Virgilio, Dylan Momplaisir, Avery Dews, Bea Malsky, Ilana Marcus, Sean Cataguni and Jason Kao.

About the data

In data for Puerto Rico, The Times primarily relies on reports from the territory. Puerto Rico typically releases new data each day. Weekend counts may be lower because fewer sources report to the territory.

The Times has identified reporting anomalies or methodology changes in the data.

More about reporting anomalies or changes
  • Jan. 1, 2022: Puerto Rico did not announce new cases and deaths on New Year's Day.
  • March 7, 2021: Puerto Rico changed the format of its data, resulting in one-day adjustments of cases and deaths in some municipalities.
  • Oct. 23, 2020: Puerto Rico added a backlog of test results from unspecified days.
  • April 21, 2020: Puerto Rico revised the number of cases downward after resolving an issue with duplicates.
  • April 12, 2020: Puerto Rico started including some probable Covid-19-related deaths. From April 19 to April 22, the territory stopped reporting probable deaths, and then continued again on April 23.
  • The territorial health department acknowledged in late April that it had been double-counting some patients. That issue had been resolved by early May, officials said.
  • Muncipality-level weekly cases per capita are shown starting in early May, when The Times began gathering the data.
  • On Nov. 7, Puerto Rico updated its case definitions and recategorized thousands of previously announced cases identified through antibody testing as suspected cases. Officials had previously included these cases as probable cases. The Times data includes cases identified through antibody testing announced before Nov. 7, but includes only cases identified through P.C.R. or antigen testing after this date.

The tallies on this page include probable and confirmed cases and deaths.

Confirmed cases and deaths, which are widely considered to be an undercount of the true toll, are counts of individuals whose coronavirus infections were confirmed by a molecular laboratory test. Probable cases and deaths count individuals who meet criteria for other types of testing, symptoms and exposure, as developed by national and local governments.

Governments often revise data or report a single-day large increase in cases or deaths from unspecified days without historical revisions, which can cause an irregular pattern in the daily reported figures. The Times is excluding these anomalies from seven-day averages when possible. For agencies that do not report data every day, variation in the schedule on which cases or deaths are reported, such as around holidays, can also cause an irregular pattern in averages. The Times uses an adjustment method to vary the number of days included in an average to remove these irregularities.