Puerto Rico Health Center COVID-19 Survey Summary Report

Latest data from October 16, 2020

Number of Health Center respondents = 17 (77% of all Health Centers)

Data represents information provided by health centers from a single, specified reporting date. Summary information across report dates is not comparable due to differences in which health centers responded for a given report date.

Patient Testing

Metrics Value
Health Centers with COVID-19 Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 88.24%
Health Centers with COVID-19 Drive-Up/Walk Up Testing Capacity, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1 73.33%

Average Turnaround Time for COVID-19 Test Results, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)1

Metrics Value
Less Than 1 Hour 0.00%
12 Hours or Less 0.00%
24 Hours 13.33%
2-3 Days 46.67%
4-5 Days 33.33%
More Than 5 Days 6.67%

Number of Patients Tested

Metrics Value
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 3675
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 99.32%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type2,3 307
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Positive for COVID-19, Any Test Type3 100.00%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 1716
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 99.94%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)2 162
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 100.00%
Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 1959
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) 98.77%
Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology)2 145
Racial and/or Ethnic Minority Patients Tested Positive for COVID-19, Antibody Detection (serology) 100.00%

Patients by Race and Ethnicity

Race/Ethnicity Patients Tested, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 Patients Tested Positive, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen)4 Patients Tested, Antibody Detection (serology)4 Patients Tested Positive, Antibody Detection (serology)4
White, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.06% 0.00% 0.05% 0.00%
White, Hispanic/Latino Patients 92.07% 95.68% 74.37% 82.76%
Black/African American, Non-Hispanic/Latino Patients 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino Patients 1.40% 0.62% 0.92% 4.83%
Asian Patients5 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native Patients5 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander Patients5 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
Patients with More than one race5 2.97% 0.62% 12.20% 4.83%
Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 3.50% 3.09% 11.28% 7.59%
Non-Hispanic/Latino Ethnicity Patients (Unreported/Refused to report race) 0.00% 0.00% 0.92% 0.00%
Unreported/Refused to Report Race and Ethnicity 0.00% 0.00% 0.26% 0.00%

Operations and Staff

Metrics Value
Health Center Weekly Visits Compared to Pre-COVID 19 Weekly Visits 73.53%
Health Center Sites Temporarily Closed 0
Staff Tested Positive for COVID-19, Virus Detection (PCR, antigen) 4
Health Center Staff Unable to Work (due to site/service closure, exposure, family/home obligations, lack of PPE, etc.) 2.35%
Average Percent of Health Center Visits Conducted Virtually 43.53%

Health Centers with an adequate supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE):

Type of PPE 6 or Fewer Days 7-13 Days 14-20 Days 21-27 Days 28 or More Days No Supply Challenge at this time
Surgical Masks 5.88% 0.00% 0.00% 17.65% 58.82% 17.65%
N95/PPR Masks 5.88% 0.00% 5.88% 23.53% 58.82% 5.88%
Gowns 0.00% 11.76% 11.76% 11.76% 52.94% 11.76%
Gloves 11.76% 5.88% 0.00% 11.76% 41.18% 29.41%
Face Masks/Goggles 5.88% 5.88% 5.88% 17.65% 47.06% 17.65%

1 Only health centers that responded having COVID-19 testing capacity are included, n=15.

2 The reported number of patients tested do not represent the same patients included in the reported number of patients tested positive due to a lag between the date the specimen is collected and the availability of test results. Positivity rates cannot be inferred by dividing patients tested positive by patients tested for this reason.

3 “Any test type” includes virus detection and antibody detection testing numbers. Care should be taken when drawing conclusions from combined testing numbers or in racial/ethnic minority percentages. Comparison of data in later weeks or in racial and/or ethnic minorities is subject to interpretation as the nature and purpose of antibody detection tests evolve over time.

4 Percentages may not add to 100% due to rounding to the hundredths.

5 Includes Hispanic/Latino and Non-Hispanic/Latino.

Date Last Reviewed:  October 2020