There are six confirmed cases in this province in recent days

Two new people from Las Tunas tested positive for COVID-19, (one imported), with which there are six confirmed cases in this province in recent days, only two of them indigenous, for an incidence rate of 0.37 per 100,000 population.

Las Tunas, Cuba.- As part of the focus control study around the 3-year-old boy reported as positive for COVID-19 yesterday, his mother was diagnosed; a 30-year-old patient, resident in the health area of the Gustavo Aldereguía polyclinic, in the provincial capital.

Dr. Diego Álvarez Dopazo, director of the Provincial Center for Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology, explained to 26Digital that the patient, direct contact of the minor, is under treatment and maintains a good general condition, without symptoms of the disease.

Let us remember that the source of the child's contagion was a confirmed case in the Cuban capital, after his stay in that city. Health personnel managed to isolate 23 contacts, including passengers from the bus in which they traveled to this town.

The imported case with a source of infection abroad remains admitted to Havana. He is a 23-year-old Cuban citizen, a resident in the city of Las Tunas, and his eight contacts are kept under surveillance.

Dopazo said that people should remain informed and intensify self-care actions, i.e. the use of the facemask, frequent hand washing and physical distancing.

"Taking into account the high percentage of asymptomatic patients, we must think that those around us are possibly infected, and at the same time, that we ourselves can also be carriers of the virus. We must choose to take care of others," he said.