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73 municipalities are at COVID High Transmission level


By The Star Staff


Seventy-three of Puerto Rico’s 78 municipalities remain at a high community transmission level, according to the recent weekly report of the Community Transmission Analysis of COVID-19 published Wednesday by the island Health Department.


The report includes tests performed between April 7 and April 13, with data updated through Tuesday. According to the report, 73 municipalities are at the High Transmission level.


The document states that schools from kindergarten through 12th grade must offer classes in virtual-only mode in all the towns.


The municipalities at the High Transmission level for the period covered in the report are: Adjuntas, Aguadilla, Aguas Buenas, Aibonito, Arecibo, Arroyo, Añasco, Barceloneta, Barranquitas, Bayamón, Cabo Rojo, Caguas, Camuy, Canóvanas, Carolina, Cataño, Cayey, Ceiba, Ciales, Coamo, Comerío, Corozal, Culebra, Dorado, Fajardo, Florida, Guayama, Guayanilla, Guaynabo, Gurabo, Guánica, Hatillo, Hormigueros, Humacao, Isabela, Jayuya, Juana Díaz, Juncos, Lajas, Lares, Las Marías, Las Piedras, Loíza, Luquillo, Manatí, Maricao, Maunabo, Mayagüez, Moca, Morovis, Naguabo, Naranjito, Orocovis, Patillas, Ponce, Quebradillas, Rincón, Río Grande, Sabana Grande, Salinas, San Germán, San Juan, San Lorenzo, San Sebastián, Santa Isabel, Toa Alta, Toa Baja, Trujillo Alto, Utuado, Vega Alta, Vega Baja, Yabucoa and Yauco.


Only four municipalities, meanwhile -- Aguada, Cidra, Peñuelas and Villalba -- are at the Substantial Transmission level.


No municipalities are at the Moderate Transmission level, and only one municipality, Vieques, is at the Low Transmission level.