Governor Pedro Pierluisi on Monday urged citizens to vaccinate against the rise in coronavirus cases, noting that “here no one wants to go back to days of restrictions and curfews.”
“We continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In the past few weeks, we have seen a significant rise in infection levels, especially among the unvaccinated. That is why I am calling for vaccination because vaccination is the answer. We all have to understand that it is our citizens’ responsibility to respond to that call and vaccinate.” “In light of what’s happening to infections, I hope those who haven’t been vaccinated have now done so,” Pierluisi said in written remarks.
Yesterday, the Ministry of Health reported that the positivity rate was 6.9 percent, while a month ago it was 1.33 percent.
“The scientific evidence is clear and conclusive that the vast majority of people who become infected, who are hospitalized and who die are people who are not immune, have other diseases or have compromised immune systems. For this reason, we reiterate that all citizens should Take responsibility for our collective health, and accept the Ministry of Health recommendations for vaccination and mask use in enclosed spaces where not everyone is vaccinated,” Pierluisi added.
According to the chief medical officer, Iris Cardona, on Sunday, an estimated 723,250 people still need to be vaccinated. Of these, 121,000 are young people between the ages of 12 and 19.
“I am confident that our people will cooperate to achieve immunity that will help us defeat this epidemic,” Pierluisi said.