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 Wednesday, 9 cases were confirmed positive to COVID-19 for a total of 1,983 people, and no deaths.

As of yesterday’s closing, May 27, 555 patients were admitted to hospitals for clinical epidemiological surveillance. Another 1,684 people are being monitored in their homes by Primary Health Care.

For COVID-19, 1,364 samples were studied, resulting in 9 positive samples. The country accumulated 99,745 samples taken and 1,983 positive samples (2.0%). Therefore, at yesterday’s close, 9 new cases were confirmed, for an accumulated total of 1,983 in the country.

The 9 confirmed cases were Cuban. Of these, 8 (88.8%) were contacts of confirmed cases, and in one (11.1%) the source of infection is not specified.

Of the 9 diagnosed cases, 4 (44.4%) were women and 5 (55.5%) were men. The most affected age group was that of 40 to 60 years of age with seven cases (77.7%), followed by those under 40 years of age with two (22.2%). 44.4% (4) of the positive cases were asymptomatic.

Written by Jorge Lora

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