At the end of this Thursday, Cuba reported 42 new cases of COVID-19, for a cumulative of 4,593 since last March; 65 medical discharges and no deaths, Dr. Francisco Duran Garcia, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), reported this Friday at a press conference.
The specialist said that 1,697 patients are admitted to hospitals for clinical-epidemiological surveillance: 56 under surveillance, 1,000 suspects and 641 confirmed. He said that 7,138 samples were studied in the molecular biology laboratories of the country and 42 of them were positive.
The country accumulates 469 431 tests carried out; of which 4 593 have been positive (0.98%).
Of the 42 new cases diagnosed:
- They are all Cuban.
- 33 were contacts of confirmed cases.
- One is imported.
- In eight, the source of infection was not specified, for a cumulative of 63 in the last 15 days; and one has a source of infection abroad.
- 19 are male and 23 female.
- 19 were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis. 58.7% of the total cases since last March have been asymptomatic.
(Translated by Yeney Perez Corona)
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