At the end of this Tuesday, February 17, Cuba reported 824 new cases of COVID-19 and three deaths, as reported this Wednesday by Dr. Francisco Duran Garcia, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap).
A total of 18,233 patients were admitted for clinical epidemiological surveillance, 3,055 suspected, 10,070 under surveillance, and 5,108 confirmed active.
For COVID-19, 16,134 samples were studied, resulting in 824 positive. The country accumulates 2,193,351 samples taken and 40,765 positive (1.86%).
Duran Garcia highlighted how, based on the study of a group of experts that included statisticians and mathematicians, the need to go urgently to the slightest symptom of the disease is validated in a more forceful way, taking into account the evolution time in days of the patients since November 15, that is, the period between when a person begins with symptoms, and the care and diagnosis by the Public Health system.
Details of the 824 new confirmed cases
787 (95.5%) are contacts of confirmed cases, for a total of 35 955 (88.2%)
19 (2.3%) with a source of infection abroad and already accumulated 4 483 (11%)
18 (2.2%) with no specified source of infection
805 cases are autochthonous
19 (2.3%) linked to international travelers (imported cases), a figure with which 10 310 (30.4%) accumulate in the country
Residence by provinces of confirmed cases
- Pinar del Rio: 9
- Artemisa: 4
- Havana: 472
- Mayabeque: 30
- Matanzas: 10
- Villa Clara: 15
- Sancti Spiritus: 1
- Ciego de Avila: 29
- Camaguey: 20
- Las Tunas: 11
- Granma: 11
- Holguin: 25
- Santiago de Cuba: 129
- Guantanamo: 44
- Isle of Youth Special Municipality: 14
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