Most of the cases detected this time are due to autochthonous transmission of the disease (805) and Havana continues to report the largest number of cases; this time with 472, data that keeps it at the forefront in terms of incidence rates.
In addition, Santiago de Cuba (129 cases), Guantánamo (44), Mayabeque (30), Ciego de Ávila (29), Holguín (25) and Camagüey (20) reported the highest figures in a day when 16,134 samples were processed, according to the MINSAP.
Se confirmaron 824 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 40765.
5108 casos activos
5038 evolución clínica estable
27 pacientes en estado crítico
43 pacientes en estado grave
277 fallecidos (3 en el día)
35324 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/j2LOQKVCbW pic.twitter.com/FeK091GcOc
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) February 17, 2021
Deaths from COVID-19, a disease caused by the virus, rose to 277 with the loss of three men between the ages of 63 and 76. They were from Havana and Pinar del Río.
In this regard, Dr. Francisco Durán, after presenting the study prepared by a MINSAP work team, stressed the importance of seeking help from specialists in the event of the slightest symptom of the new coronavirus.
Because, according to the study that analyzes the evolution of patients since November 15, those who took longer in seeking help from specialists experienced a more torpid or fatal evolution.
This, Durán warned of other conditioning factors such as comorbidities, age and obesity, which is also an important factor in the new coronavirus.
Until midnight yesterday, February 16, the intensive care wards reported an increase in bed patients.
Now 70 people are receiving care in institutions throughout most of the country: 25 were reported in critical condition and 43 in serious condition.
Meanwhile, the number of those receiving some type of medical care both in hospitals and in centers created as a result of the pandemic, amounted to 18,233. Active cases had risen to 5,108.
The day’s discharges (608) did not exceed the number of new infections, so the balance, according to Dr. Durán, was not positive.