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COVID-19 statistics for Puerto Rico

Total Cases

39

0.00%

New Cases

0

Total Deaths

2

5.13%

Total Recovered

1

2.56%

Active Cases

36

92.31%

Critical Cases

0

0.00%

Last update: 18733851 seconds ago

Coronavirus statistics for Puerto Rico

Country Total New Deaths Deaths today Recovered Active Critical Per Mil Pop
Puerto Rico 39 0 2 0 1 36 0 14

COVID-19 Latest News for Puerto Rico:

1 week ago
Donald Trump Courts Puerto Rican Voters
Puerto Rico Report

President Donald Trump courted Puerto Rican voters during a Florida rally on Monday, his first since catching Covid-19. “I’m not gonna say the best, but I’m just about the best thing that ever happened to Puerto Rico. You better vote for me, Puerto Rico,” boasted the president. President Trump...


3 weeks ago
DOJ and Governor Vazquez Correspond on Plebiscite
Puerto Rico Report

Unite States Department of Justice (DOJ) Deputy Attorney General Jeffrey Rosen wrote a letter to Puerto Rico State Elections Commission Chairman Juan Ernesto Davila Rivera on July 29th explaining that the Department refused to provide funding Congress approved in 2014 for the upcoming Puerto Rico plebiscite...


2 months ago
New Coronavirus Restrictions To Be Announced Today
Puerto Rico Report

Governor Wanda Vázquez Garced will announce this afternoon new  restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Governor’s message will be covered live at 4:30 pm. A new executive order is expected to tighten up restrictions as coronavirus cases increase on the island. The current Puerto...


4 months ago
PROMESA Implementation During the Pandemic
Puerto Rico Report

The House Committee on Natural resources held a remote hearing on the implementation of PROMESA during the coronavirus pandemic. The hearing took place on June 11th, 2020, and included testimony by Ms. Natalie Jaresko, the Executive Director of the Financial Oversight and Management Board, and Mr...


4 months ago
Puerto Rico Relaxes Coronavirus Restrictions
Puerto Rico Report

Puerto Rico Governor Wanda Vazquez Garced announced Thursday night that most coronavirus restrictions will be lifted. All businesses may now reopen, including gyms, spas, museums, daycares, and theaters, as well as beaches, parks, and houses of worship. Sporting events, fairs, and performances will...


4 months ago
Senators Urge Equity for Puerto Rico in U.S. Tax Credits
Puerto Rico Report

U.S. Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) introduced the Child Tax Credit Equity for Puerto Rico Act (S. 698) last year. Now they’ve written to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) and Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) encouraging them to include its provisions in the...


4 months ago
Congressional Letter Expresses Health Concerns in Territories
Puerto Rico Report

Several Members of the House Committee on Natural Resources sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary (HHS) Alex Azar on May 18 to seek clarity on HHS criteria for prioritizing the distribution of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) resources to U.S. territories. “[I]t is important...


5 months ago
House “HEROES” Proposal for Economic Relief Includes Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Report

The Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has proposed a new coronavirus relief bill called “the HEROES Act,” which stands for the ‘‘Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act.’’ El Nuevo Dia estimates that the total payments to the Island could near...


5 months ago
Nutrition Benefits for Puerto Rico Stalled
Puerto Rico Report

Congress has passed three bills providing economic relief to individuals and businesses affected by COVID-19. The first bill is known as the Families First Act. One provision of the act, the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT), is intended to provide additional food resources for children who...


5 months ago
Distribution of Stimulus Checks in Puerto Rico Finally Begins
Puerto Rico Report

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes a onetime cash payment of up to $1,200 directly to each eligible adult and $500 per child.  Although Puerto Ricans are among those eligible for this payment, their payments were delayed as the U.S. Treasury Department had to...

5 months ago
PROMESA Oversight Board Advises Strategies for COVID-19 Funds
Puerto Rico Report

Puerto Rico’s Financial Oversight and Management Board (FOMB) has sent a letter to Governor Wanda Velazquez Garced to propose strategies for using coronavirus relief funds. Puerto Rico has been allocated $2.2 billion from a $150 billion fund dedicated to state, territorial and tribal governments...


5 months ago
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Speaks Up for U.S. Territories
Puerto Rico Report

A letter from the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi asks that the particular needs of Hispanic Americans be considered in upcoming legislation in response to the coronavirus. The letter began by pointing out that minority communities are being affected disproportionately...


5 months ago
U.S. Treasury Releases Guidance for Coronavirus Funds
Puerto Rico Report

The U.S. Treasury has released guidance for the use of COVID-19 recovery funding in Puerto Rico from the new federal Coronavirus Relief Fund, which provides $150 billion for state, territorial, local, and tribal governments as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act...


6 months ago
The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Report

A significant part of the CARES act, the coronavirus stimulus package recently passed by Congress, is a program of loans for small businesses affected by the pandemic. Under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), a company with fewer than 500 employees can borrow 2.5 times their payroll, with the possibility...


6 months ago
Stimulus Checks for Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Report

Families and individuals in Puerto Rico should soon begin to receive the coronavirus stimulus checks provided by the CARES act. In Puerto Rico, as in the States, people who earned up to $75,000 in 2018 or 2019 (the last year filed) will receive $1,200 for individual adults, $2,400 for married couples...


6 months ago
Puerto Rico Gets Resourceful about Coronavirus Response
Puerto Rico Report

Puerto Rico is facing some special challenges when it comes to the response to the pandemic. A shortage of doctors, tests, emergency responders, medical supplies, and funding for the healthcare system combine to make it more difficult for Puerto Rico to handle COVID-19 cases. The governor called for...


6 months ago
Are Puerto Rico’s COVID-19 Restrictions “Dictatorial”?
Puerto Rico Report

Puerto Rico has seen 24 deaths from the coronavirus, as of this writing, and 620 confirmed cases. This is fewer than many states with similar populations. For example, Arkansas has 1,000 cases,  Iowa has 1049, Utah has 1738, and Nevada has 2216. One reason that Puerto Rico has fewer cases of COVID-...


6 months ago
Are Puerto Rico Coronavirus Numbers Accurate?
Puerto Rico Report

As of this writing, Puerto Rico has 513 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 15 deaths. However, there is uncertainty over the numbers. The death toll after Hurricane Maria was hard to capture, and estimates varied widely. The uncertainty about numbers for the coronavirus is caused by some of the same...


6 months ago
Lawmakers Express Concerns about Addressing Coronavirus in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Report

Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Raul Grijalva (D-AZ), Nydia Velazquez (D-NY), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) wrote a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, the head of the White House Task Force on Coronavirus, asking what the White House plans to do in support of Puerto Rico during the pandemic. “Because of...


6 months ago
Coronavirus Funding Shows Need for Statehood for Puerto Rico and D.C.
Puerto Rico Report

Cady Stanton of the Washington Weekly has pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic is putting a spotlight on some problems in the United States. “The coronavirus pandemic has revealed many flaws in America,” she wrote. “It has also reinforced the need to address certain geographic inequities...

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