On the verge of completing a year in which the WHO declared it a pandemic, COVID-19 has already produced 300 deaths in Cuba, after this Monday, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported four new deaths. Just in February, there have been 84 deaths.
This time the victims were four women, two residing in Havana, one from Santiago de Cuba and the other from Guantánamo; between the ages of 74 and 96 years and mostly contacts of confirmed cases.
Regarding their ages, Dr. Francisco Durán has reiterated “the need to protect the elderly,” because it is known that they are “very vulnerable.”
Se confirmaron 838 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 45361.
4968 casos activos
4907 evolución clínica estable
27 pacientes en estado crítico
34 pacientes en estado grave
300 fallecidos (4 en el día)
40037 pacientes recuperados
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) February 22, 2021
In fact, in the last 24 hours, 158 people in this age group were diagnosed with the SARS-CoV-2 virus. A great many of the 61 who were in intensive care, also classified in this group.
Meanwhile, COVID-19 cases totaled 45,361 with the new infections, which yesterday fell to 838 after the 22 Cuban laboratories processed 18,060 samples, 35.6% of them in Havana.
The capital, in addition to reporting the highest number of cases (412), continues to lead the incidence rates, with 301.5 per 100,000 inhabitants.
In terms of daily cases, the provinces with the highest figures were Santiago de Cuba (87), Mayabeque (72), Camagüey (49), and Guantánamo (42).
Of the new infections, 815 are due to autochthonous transmission while 23 were imported cases, mainly by travelers from Russia, the United States, Panama and Jamaica.
Nine foreigners were also diagnosed with the disease on the day.
There were 912 discharges in a day in which 19,872 people were hospitalized and active cases fell to 4,968, the MINSAP reported.