The National Director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba (Minsap), Francisco Durán, reported this Thursday 505 new Covid-19 cases, after the study of 14 579 samples in the 18 laboratories of molecular biology of the country.
The doctor regretted the death of two people due to the new coronavirus. They are an 83-year-old lady from the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba and an 87-year-old Cuban lady from Camaguey. Both patients had multiple associated comorbidities.
As of the end of yesterday, 7214 persons were admitted, 2567 suspected, 987 under surveillance and 3660 confirmed active. The country has accumulated 1,649,009 processed samples and 16,549 (1.00%) confirmed persons since the beginning of the pandemic last March.
Of those diagnosed, 366 (72.5%) were contacts of confirmed cases, 33 (6.5%) had a source of infection outside the country, and in 37 the source of infection was not specified for 7.3%.
The specialist explained that 20.2% of the cases confirmed in the day have been linked to travelers, while 68.8% of the native cases since last November are related to travelers.
As for the sex, 261 (51.7%) were women and 244 (48.3%) were men. At the time of the study, 264 (52.3%) were asymptomatic.
According to the age groups, Duran specified that 69 children under 20 years of age were diagnosed, of which 54 were pediatric and five were reported as serious. Similarly, 206 cases are between 20 and 39 years old, 148 between 40 and 59 years old and with 60 years and more 82 patients were confirmed
He specified that of the confirmed cases, 472 were indigenous and 33 imported, of which the majority came from the United States (6), Mexico (5), Poland (4) and Haiti (3). Of those diagnosed the day before, 12 were foreigners.
At the end of the day, there were 3660 active people with the disease, 3349 were stable, 160 died for a lethality of 0.9% and 16 549 were confirmed since the beginning of the pandemic.
So far, two people have been evacuated, 28 have returned to their country, and yesterday 221 have been discharged from the hospital, for a total of 12,699 recovered (76.7%).
The epidemiologist reported that 38 people were in intensive care, 17 of them in critical condition and 21 in severe condition.