Cuba reports 1946 new Covid-19 cases

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Cuba reports 1946 new cases of Covid-19 at the end of yesterday, October 15, after the study of a total of 31,021 samples for surveillance during the day, so the country accumulates 10 million 142,313 samples taken and 932,768 positive, according to information provided by the Ministry of Public Health.

The report shows that 26,252 patients have been admitted, 15,861 are suspected, 1,610 are under surveillance and 8,781 are confirmed active.

Of the total number of cases (1,946): 1,936 were contacts of confirmed cases; 5 with source of infection abroad; 5 with no source of infection specified. Of the 1,946 diagnosed cases, 1,003 were female and 943 were male.

Of the 1946 positive cases, 7.2% (141) were asymptomatic, making a total of 129,176, representing 13.8% of those confirmed to date.

The 1946 diagnosed cases belong to the following age groups: under 20 years of age (392), 20 to 39 years of age (449), 40 to 59 years of age (642) and over 60 (463).

Distribution in Santiago de Cuba province: 58 Covid-19 cases Covid-19

Contramaestre: 1 (confirmed case contact).
Guama: 3 (confirmed case contacts).
Second Front: 4 (confirmed case contacts).
Third Front: 7 (confirmed case contacts).
Mella: 4 (contacts of confirmed cases).
Palma Soriano: 6 (contacts of confirmed cases).
San Luis: 6 (confirmed case contacts).
Santiago de Cuba: 26 (25 confirmed and 1 imported case contacts).
Songo La Maya: 1 (confirmed case contact).

Deaths due to Covid-19

Santiago de Cuba province: 1 deceased

Julio Antonio Mella municipality: 1

Of the 932,768 patients diagnosed with the disease, 8,781 remain hospitalized, of whom 8,505 have a stable clinical course. There are 8,377 deaths (19 on the day), a case fatality rate of 0.86% vs. 2.04% in the world and 2.45% in the Americas; 2 evacuated, 55 returned to their countries, 3,423 discharged on the day, and 915,893 patients have recovered (98.2%). There are 276 confirmed patients in intensive care, out of 89 critical and 187 severe patients.

(With information from MINSAP)


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