Cuba reports 786 new Covid-19 cases

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The national director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Francisco Durán, reported on Tuesday three deaths and 786 positive samples for Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, for a total of 22,614 diagnoses since the beginning of the disease in the country.

The specialist informed on TV that at the end of yesterday, 9,944 patients had been admitted, of which 3,440 were suspected, 1,839 were under epidemiological surveillance and 4,665 were confirmed.

Durán explained that the country had taken 15,544 samples the day before for a total of 1,808,927 samples analyzed.

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The epidemiologist announced that of the 786 patients diagnosed, 720 have a source of infection in previously confirmed cases, 13 have a source of infection abroad and in 54 persons the source of infection is unknown. There were 773 autochthonous patients, 240 of whom were asymptomatic.

Of the total number of confirmed cases, 399 are male and 387 are female. In terms of age groups, 91 patients were diagnosed under 19 years of age and 546 pediatric patients were hospitalized. Between 19 and 39 years of age, 279 cases were confirmed, between 40 and 59 years of age, 267 cases and 139 people over 60 years of age.

Of the 22,614 patients diagnosed with the disease since its onset, 4,668 have been confirmed, of whom 4,621 have a stable clinical evolution. There are 200 deaths reported (3 on the last day) for a case fatality rate of 0.9. The two evacuees, 41 returnees and 17,703 patients recovered (669 discharged during the day). Sixteen patients are reported in critical condition and 31 patients in serious condition.

As of January 25, 190 countries have reported cases of COVID-19, with 99 million 975,275 infections and 2 million 130,862 deaths, for a case fatality rate of 2.13.

In the Americas region, 44 million 680 thousand 324 confirmed cases and 1 million 023 thousand 024 deaths have been reported, for a case fatality rate of 2.28.


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