19 de enero de 2022

Cuba reports 61 new cases of COVID-19, three deaths and 63 medical discharges

At the close of this Tuesday, Cuba reported 61 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,126 since March; three deaths and 63 medical discharges, Dr. Francisco Duran Garcia, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), reported this Wednesday at a press conference.

Duran specified that 1,206 people remain admitted to clinical-epidemiological surveillance: 28 in surveillance, 61 suspected and 568 confirmed.

Of those 568 confirmed admitted, 546 maintain a stable clinical course (96.1%). During Tuesday’s session, 5,546 samples were studied in all the molecular biology laboratories of the country, from all the provinces, for a cumulative 408,727 tests carried out since the beginning of the pandemic.

The total number of confirmed cases since March 11 is 4,126. 60 of the confirmed cases this Tuesday correspond to Cubans, and one is a foreigner. 51 (83.6%) are contacts of previously confirmed cases (since March, 90.4% of all diagnosed). In 10 of those diagnosed, the source of infection could not be confirmed and in the last 15 days, 28 have been accumulated with this condition.

Of the confirmed cases, none is imported, which has already added 363 cases with a source of infection abroad since March. Of the total number of cases, 24 correspond to males and 37 to females, while 34 (55.7%) were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.58.3% (2,406) of the cases confirmed since March have been asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis, Duran Garcia said.

By age group, yesterday 11 patients under 20 years of age were diagnosed; 22 corresponded to the group of 20 to 39 years; 20 to 40 to 59 years and 8 people in the range of 60 and over.

By reporting three deaths this Tuesday, Cuba accumulates a total of 98 deaths from COVID-19 since March, for a fatality of 2.37%, below that of the world (3.35%) and the Americas (3.47) %)

Five patients are reported as critical and 17 as serious.

(Translated by Yeney Perez Corona)

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