19 de enero de 2022

Cuba reports 88 new cases of COVID-19, two deaths and 16 medical discharges

At the close of this Wednesday, Cuba reported 88 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 4,214 since March; two deaths and 16 medical discharges, Dr. Francisco Duran Garcia, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), reported this Thursday at a press conference.

Duran specified that 1,346 people remain in clinical-epidemiological surveillance: 26 in surveillance, 682 suspected and 638 confirmed. During the day on Tuesday, 5,691 samples were studied in all the molecular biology laboratories of the country, from all the provinces, for a cumulative of 414,418 tests carried out since the beginning of the pandemic. Four critical and 17 seriously ill patients are reported.

Of the 88 new cases diagnosed:

  • 87 are Cuban
  • One is a foreigner, resident in Cuba.
  • 77 were contacts of confirmed cases (87.5%).
  • In 11 the source of infection was not specified, for a total of 40 in the last 15 days.
  • 63 were asymptomatic, to a cummulative of 2 469 people since the beginning of the pandemic in the country.
  •  Under 20 years, 16; for 441 in total in pediatric ages.
  • 86.2% of them are already registered.
  • 69 cases are from Havana.

(Translated by Yeney Perez Corona)

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