The Caribbean country thus reached 47,566 people diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the pathogen that causes the disease, since March 11, 2020.
During the regular press conference, the epidemiologist regretted the death of four people due to complications associated with the disease, bringing the total number of deaths to 312.
“Having for two consecutive days lower figures than those reported in previous weeks does not mean that stability has been achieved and it is necessary to reinforce health measures and care,” he stressed.
He detailed that 19,487 people remain hospitalized, 3,157 are suspected, 11,941 are under surveillance and 4,389 are still active with the virus.
On the other hand, 61 patients are in intensive care, 28 of them serious and 33 critical; while 4,328 are in stable clinical evolution.
The day before, 906 people left the hospitals convalescent, and the total number of people recovered from Covid-19 in this country amounts to 42,809.
The epidemiology director said that 18,337 samples were studied for the detection of the new cases.
To date, 87.3 percent of all the children infected in Cuba have been discharged from hospital, while one child remains in serious condition.
The total number of infants who have suffered from Covid-19 reaches 5,274.
The incidence rate in this Caribbean country is 109.8 per 100,000 inhabitants and a lethality rate of 0.66 percent, lower than that recorded worldwide (2.21) and in the Americas (2.37).
“During the month of February, 19,974 patients were confirmed with the coronavirus and 96 died. These are the highest figures during almost a year of Covid-19 presence throughout the national territory,” concluded Durán.
Distribution in Santiago de Cuba: 83 cases
Guamá: 3 (contacts of confirmed cases).
Mella: 4 (confirmed case contacts).
Palma Soriano: 9 (confirmed case contacts).
San Luis: 3 (confirmed case contacts).
Santiago de Cuba: 61 (confirmed case contacts).
Songo La Maya: 3 (confirmed case contacts).
Of the 47,566 patients diagnosed with the disease, 4,389 remain hospitalized, of whom 4,328 are clinically stable. There were 312 deaths (four during the day), two evacuated, 54 returned to their countries, 906 discharged during the day, and 42,809 patients recovered (89.9%). There are 61 confirmed, 33 critical and 28 severe patients in intensive care.
As of February 24, 190 countries and 29 territories have reported cases of COVID-19, with 112 million 834 thousand 85 confirmed cases (+ 399 thousand 840), 21 million 920 thousand 290 active cases and 2 million 500 thousand 332 deaths (+ 10 thousand 627) for a case fatality of 2.21.
In the Americas, 50 million 682,239 confirmed cases (+ 169,277) were reported, 44.91% of the total number of cases reported in the world, with 10 million 846,160 active cases and 1 million 202,155 deaths (+ 5,549) for a case fatality rate of 2.37.