The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported this Sunday 60 new cases of coronavirus, so the number of confirmed cases on the island stands at 8,233, while one deceased and 32 medical discharges were reported at the end of Saturday, November 28.
The MINSAP report specified that there are 511 active cases in the country, of which 509 present a stable clinical evolution, while one person is in critical condition (65-year-old patient in Santiago de Cuba) and another in serious condition (40-year-old patient in Isla de la Juventud).
Regarding the deceased, he is an 88-year-old Cuban citizen, from Pinar del Río. With a history of hypertension, vascular dementia and chronic malnutrition, the patient had been positive for COVID-19 for a few days, and this Saturday, November 28, in the early hours of the morning, his death was confirmed due to a cardiac arrest in asystole.
Se confirmaron 60 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 8 mil 233 en #Cuba
511 casos activos
509 con evolución clínica estable
1 paciente en estado crítico
1 paciente en estado grave
7 mil 586 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/Kih3TWMdUY pic.twitter.com/KzSapoWlve
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) November 29, 2020
According to the health authorities, a total of 3,864 patients are hospitalized for clinical epidemiological surveillance and there are 870 suspects, while another 2,483 are under surveillance through the Primary Health Care system.
On the other hand, 78.3% of the cases on Saturday were asymptomatic. According to the MINSAP daily reports, 5,189 patients without symptoms have been reported as positive, which represents 63% of all those infected. The authorities began offering this information on April 9.
Of the 60 new positive cases, 23 are contacts of confirmed cases and the source of infection of four is being investigated. As it has already become a trend, the largest number of infections (33) are citizens with a source of infection abroad.
Divided by provinces, Havana had the highest number of imported cases on Saturday (17), while Artemisa, Cienfuegos, Villa Clara and Ciego de Ávila reported three. Pinar del Río appears with two cases infected abroad, and one in Isla de la Juventud and Holguín.
Regarding the 27 autochthonous cases, the 11 reported in Palmira, Cienfuegos, a province with a low incidence rate, call attention. Of the rest of the provinces, Pinar del Río has six (five in Sandino and one in Consolación del Sur) and Villa Clara has three (from Manicaragua, Santo Domingo and Santa Clara).
Camagüey (Florida and main municipality) and Santiago de Cuba (both from Songo La Maya) appear with two contagions, while a case is reported from Havana (Regla), Artemisa (Caimito) and Ciego de Ávila (Morón).
According to official sources, 103,641 diagnostic tests (PCR) have already been carried out on the island. During the last days the number of tests has been around 8,000-9,000, but this Saturday the number grew to 10,466 samples, one of the highest since the pandemic began.