COVID-19 in Cuba

The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported on Sunday that, over the last 24 hours, 36 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed, which increases to 5 thousand 091 the toll of positive patients for SARS-CoV-2 in Cuba. 

Havana, Cuba.- During his daily press briefing, Dr. Francisco Durán García, Chief Epidemiologist, said that 6,724 samples were studied on Saturday, for a total of 538, 652 real-time PCR tests processed in the country’s molecular biology laboratories.

Dr. Durán lamented that two patients died yesterday, which bring to 115 the COVID-19-related deaths during the last six months. He also commented that September is close to the months with the highest fatality since the beginning of the epidemic.

Of the diagnosed cases, 34 are Cuban and two are foreigners; 28 were contacts of confirmed cases, the source of infection of seven has not been determined, and one was infected abroad.

There are 562 active cases admitted to hospitals, and 547 have a stable clinical evolution; while four are in critical condition and 11, seriously ill.

After the 128 discharges of the day, Cuba adds 4,412 recovered patients, 87 percent.

Until September 19, 185 countries reported patients with the COVID-19, the number of confirmed cases rises to 30 million 540 thousand 446 and 952 thousand 724 deaths, for a fatality of 3.11 percent.

In the Americas region, 15 million 496 thousand 955 diagnosed patients are reported, 50.74% of the total cases of the world, with 528 thousand 504 deaths, for a fatality of 3.41 percent.

With information by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP)