Puerto Rico becomes the most vaccinated place against Covid in America
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According to statistics at the global level, 48.5% of the world population has received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine, however, Puerto Rico can be considered a case apart due to its successful vaccination program.
According to data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 73% of the 3.3 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico have been vaccinated against the Coronavirus. That is, almost 7 out of 10 are protected, completely or partially, to face the virus and avoid, in many cases, serious situations if they become infected.
However, the Puerto Rico Department of Health was more emphatic in the success of its strategy, by ensuring that 80.7% of eligible people (12 years or older) 2,298,983 out of 2,848,293 people have completed their vaccination.
Given the resounding success, it was the same governor of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi, who assured that the Caribbean island remains the leader in vaccinations against Covid-19 in the United States and in the region.
”We continue to teach in the battle against Covid-19! Puerto Rico remains the leader in vaccination in the United States. Congratulations! ”Pierluisi tweeted.
It is also worth noting that in Puerto Rico there is an average of a single death on average per day due to Coronavirus, with a cumulative 3,221 deaths since it has been registered, according to the Department of Health.
In addition, 42 cases are counted every 24 hours, for a total of 151,393 since the start of the pandemic.
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