At the end of this Thursday, Cuba reported 52 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,266 since March; no deceased and 13 medical discharges, Dr. Francisco Duran Garcia, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), reported this Friday at a press conference.
1,495 patients remain admitted to hospitals for clinical-epidemiological surveillance: 36 under surveillance, 782 suspects and 677 confirmed. Regarding the latter, Duran pointed out that «it is a high figure, in correspondence with the cases confirmed in the last ten days.» Of the 5,855 samples analyzed this Thursday, September 3 in the country’s molecular biology laboratories, 52 were positive.case
Thus, the total number of tests carried out since March rose to 420,276, with 4,266 positives (1.02%). The specialist reported that 6,000 daily tests will be reached soon.
After a day without deaths, the number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in the country remains at 100, registering a fatality of 2.38%, lower than the 3.31% worldwide and 3.47% in the Americas. Of the 677 confirmed admitted patients, 656 (97%) show a stable clinical course.
On Thursday, 13 medical discharges were registered, with a total of 3,487 patients recovered since March (81.8% of all reported patients). Duran reported that four patients remain in critical condition and 17 are reported as serious.
(Translated by Yeney Perez Corona)