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Puerto Rico Reports Overall Increase In Deaths Following Hurricane Maria

WorldNews Wednesday, 8 November 2017 ()
Puerto Rico Reports Overall Increase In Deaths Following Hurricane MariaThe pace of deaths quickened on Puerto Rico immediately after Hurricane Maria – well beyond the number of deaths officially attributed to the Category 4 storm, The Associated Press reports. Officials in the U.S. territory on Wednesday reported the island had an average of 82 deaths a day in the two weeks before Maria hit Sept. 20. The average increased to 117 deaths a day through the rest of the month, but the rate then fell below usual in October. Jose Lopez Rodriguez, a demographer with the island's Demographic Register, reported the statistics. "The truth is, that's not normal. We saw a difference, and it was a significant difference." – Jose Lopez Rodriguez The territory's government has...
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