Cuba reports 9 new cases of Covid-19

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The National Director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Francisco Duran, reported that at the close of this Sunday, 9 cases were confirmed positive to COVID-19 for a total of 1,881 people, as well as no deaths for the fifth consecutive day.

As of yesterday’s closing, May 17, 970 patients were admitted to hospitals for clinical epidemiological surveillance. Another 2,293 people are being monitored in their homes by Primary Health Care.

For COVID-19, 1,951 samples were studied, resulting in 9 positive samples. The country accumulated 83,868 samples and 1,881 positive samples (2.2%). Therefore, at yesterday’s close, 9 new cases were confirmed, for an accumulated total of 1,881 in the country.

The 9 new confirmed cases were Cuban. Of these, four (44.4%) were contacts of confirmed cases and in five (55.5%) the source of infection is not specified.

Of the 9 diagnosed cases, 6 (66.6%) were women and 3 (33.3%) were men. By age group, the most affected were: under 40 years of age with 8 (88.8%) and 60 years of age and over with 1 (11.1%). 88.8% (8) of the positive cases were asymptomatic.




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