Secretary of Health, Ana Ríus Armendariz, reported today that the agency has confirmed 54 new cases of zika this week, including two pregnant women.

Ríus Armendariz also said that 117 cases are within six weeks of surveillance of the virus.

The 54 cases after analyzing 1,800 samples detected.

As for pregnant women, and added five since it began monitoring the virus.

In turn, they are also five the number of hospitalizations and deaths are not registered.

The zika prevails in the east area of the island, specifically in 28 municipalities, plus Ponce, reporting two cases or more.

The official said the government has sprinkled in 42 municipalities and in this area more than twice.

Regarding the increase in cases, the secretary explained that because "there is more awareness, which means they are reaching more samples to the laboratory. The number of cases will continue to increase. "