The salsa singer Gilberto Santa Rosa tested positive for Covid-19 and will not be able to participate in the special farewell event of the year in San Juan, Puerto Rico, according to his representative.
“Gilberto is fine and we know that he will recover very soon”, said in a statement the manager Rafo Muñiz, who explained that the contagion was confirmed by two tests.
The nicknamed “Caballero de la Salsa” was being tested for COVID-19 almost daily for work reasons and one of them was positive, a result that was confirmed by a second test.
Santa Rosa, 59 and winner of several Latin Grammy and Grammy awards, was one of the artists agreed to for the end of the year party in the Puerto Rico Convention District: “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin ‘Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2022 ″.
This event, in which Puerto Rico participates for the first time with performances by Daddy Yankee and El Gran Combo, among others, will finally be held without an audience due to the rise in infections on the island.
Another of the groups present will be Limi-T 21, which, however, will not be able to count on one of its vocalists, Javier Bermúdez, for also having tested positive for COVID-19.
The positivity rate surpassed 30% on the island this Thursday, according to the Health Department, which reported 3 deaths and 5,808 infections between confirmed positives with molecular tests and probable ones with antigens.