Cuba confirmed 1,169 infections and 12 deaths from COVID-19 this Thursday, according to the report issued today by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) on the incidence of the coronavirus on the island.
The day’s deaths from the disease were eight men and four women between the ages of 51 and 90, residing in municipalities of Havana, Pinar del Río, Cienfuegos, Sancti Spíritus and Santiago de Cuba. The death toll from this disease now stands at 933.
Of the total of new infections, 1,135 are due to autochthonous transmission, 1,100 were contacts of confirmed cases and 34 were imported cases, mostly due to Cuban travelers from Russia (32), Spain (one) and the United States (one).
Se confirmaron 1 169 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 138 899.
6 449 casos activos
6 317 evolución clínica estable
48 pacientes en estado crítico
84 pacientes en estado grave
131 461 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/qrXZAifwkC pic.twitter.com/vlQTmzlUJ0
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 28, 2021
Five Russian tourists also tested positive for the virus, after the processing of 21,978 samples. Another four foreigners tested positive, but owe the contagion to autochthonous transmission.
By age group, over 35% correspond to vulnerable groups: 202 had not reached the age of 20, and among them, 186 were of pediatric age. Meanwhile, there were 227 aged over 60.
In addition: 362 are between 20 and 39 years and 378 between 40 and 59.
The territories that registered the highest number of infections were: Havana (536), Santiago de Cuba (160), Pinar del Río (65) and Ciego de Ávila (58).
On the contrary, the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud did not report cases.
Cuba increased its incidence rate to 155.8 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 15 days, a period in which the provinces with the highest transmission have been Havana, Mayabeque, Santiago de Cuba and Cienfuegos.
Now, 10 municipalities in the capital concentrate 36.2% of the transmission in the last two weeks, along with one from Mayabeque and another from Pinar del Río, Sandino, whose incidence rate is the highest in the country: 888.5 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Havana also reports 60 of the 93 active events that the MINSAP reports in the country.
Yesterday there were 1,263 discharges, while 132 people continued in intensive care, 48 in critical condition and 84 in serious condition. In this group the number of minors rose to five.
There were 6,449 confirmed active cases as of midnight yesterday.
Of the cases diagnosed, 45% were asymptomatic.