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)
Editora en idioma inglés del sitio web de Radio Ciudad del Mar.