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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: 5604306 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:

6 days 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...


2 weeks 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...


2 weeks 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...


2 weeks 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...


1 month 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...


1 month 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...


1 month 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...


1 month 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...


1 month 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...


1 month 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...

1 month 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-...


1 month 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...


1 month 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...


1 month 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...


1 month ago
Puerto Rico Poised to be Part of the National Conversation on Manufacturing
Puerto Rico Report

On Friday, President Donald Trump invoked the Defense Production Act, providing the government with broad authority to direct companies to meet national defense needs.  He then ordered Michigan-based General Motors to ramp up its production of life-saving ventilators. Resident Commissioner Jenniffer...


2 months ago
Puerto Rico Tightens COVID-19 Restrictions
Puerto Rico Report

Puerto Rico already had some of the tightest restrictions on people’s movements, and last night Governor Wanda Velazquez Garced issued new rules that make Puerto Rico among the toughest jurisdictions in the U.S. to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Previous rulings had all but essential workers...


2 months ago
Puerto Rico Included in Coronavirus Economic Stimulus
Puerto Rico Report

Governments, businesses, and residents of the five U.S. territories are poised to obtain billions of dollars in assistance through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Most of the assistance for the territories – Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, America Samoa and...


2 months ago
Puerto Rico Announces Coronavirus Stimulus Package
Puerto Rico Report

Puerto Rico was one of the first jurisdictions in the United States to pass strict curfew and quarantine rules, and it has now become one of the first to announce a strong stimulus package in response to the pandemic. As of this writing, Puerto Rico has had 64 cases of the coronavirus and two deaths...


2 months ago
Manufacturing Tax Deal for Puerto Rico?
Puerto Rico Report

As the federal government discusses economic relief for individuals and companies affected by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, Puerto Rico is seeing new support for an old idea: a manufacturing tax credit. Forbes, in an article focusing on fears of medical shortages during the ongoing pandemic, reminds...


2 months ago
Coronavirus in Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico Report

Puerto Rico has eight confirmed cases of COVID-19, as of this writing. There is currently no evidence of community spread — contagion within the territory. All of the cases have been among travelers. This is a smaller number than most states, perhaps because Puerto Rico took quick action in response...

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