The number of patients who were discharged yesterday after being treated for the SARS-CoV-2 virus rose to 106 in Cuba, bringing the number of 8,592 (89.2%) people who have managed to overcome the disease since March, the month in which the first cases were reported after the identification of three Italian tourists.
The new infections identified, meanwhile, reached 96; 57 of them were contacts of confirmed cases, 37 had the source of infection abroad and in two individuals the source of infection is unknown. For this diagnosis 10,565 samples were processed throughout the country.
Se confirmaron 96 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 9 mil 588 en #Cuba
857 casos activos
847 con evolución clínica estable
2 pacientes en estado crítico
8 pacientes en estado grave
8 mil 592 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/9pZyXoRVqp pic.twitter.com/h64l9trXZd
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) December 15, 2020
Unlike the seven provinces that reported autochthonous and imported cases, only three territories reported a type of transmission, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) report. Such is the case of Sancti Spíritus and Santiago de Cuba, with one and four autochthonous transmission infections, respectively; and Camagüey, with an imported case.
The remaining provinces were Pinar del Río (12, four imported), Artemisa (13, three), Havana (28, 17), Mayabeque (16, five), Matanzas (10, four), Cienfuegos (four, two) and Villa Clara (seven, one).
As of midnight December 14, 3,462 people were hospitalized for epidemiological surveillance, while 10 were in intensive care: two in critical condition and eight in serious condition. There were no deaths on the day, therefore the number of deceased due to the new coronavirus on the island remains at 137.