The National Director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Francisco Duran, reported that at the close of this Thursday, 8 cases were confirmed as positive to COVID-19 for a total of 1,916 people, as well as one death.
At the close of yesterday, May 21, 669 patients were admitted to hospitals for clinical epidemiological surveillance. Another 1,790 people are being monitored in their homes by Primary Health Care.
For COVID-19, 1,880 samples were studied, resulting in eight positive samples. The country accumulated 90,911 samples taken and 1,916 positive samples (2.1%). Therefore, at yesterday’s close, eight new cases were confirmed, for an accumulated total of 1,916 in the country.
The eight new confirmed cases were Cuban. All of them, 100% were contacts of confirmed cases. The most affected age group was that of 40 to 60 years old with six (75%).
Of the eight diagnosed cases, three (37.5%) were women and five (62.5%) were men. Fifty percent (4) of the positive cases were asymptomatic.