The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported 836 new infections and four deaths in Cuba due to the coronavirus during the last 24 hours. The latest report says that there were 942 discharges, so the number of active cases decreased to 4,858.
Of the total cases, 824 were due to autochthonous transmission and 797 were contacts of confirmed cases.
All the provinces reported patients with COVID-19, although the highest number is still reported by Havana, with 452 yesterday, when all its municipalities had positive cases.
Se confirmaron 836 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 46197.
4858 casos activos
4792 evolución clínica estable
34 pacientes en estado crítico
32 pacientes en estado grave
304 fallecidos (4 en el día)
40979 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/coDBfrWkhY pic.twitter.com/uedOvyynfV
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) February 23, 2021
The situation is more complicated in La Lisa, Old Havana, Centro Habana and Cotorro, four of the nine Havana municipalities that, together with one from Guantánamo and another from Mayabeque, account for 42.2% of the transmission in the last two weeks.
The capital continues to lead in incidence rates, with 309 per 100,000 inhabitants. They are followed by Guantánamo and Santiago de Cuba, with rates of 170.1 and 144.9 per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.
Three of the deceased also resided in the capital; the fourth in Mayabeque: three men, one woman, all aged between 72 and 88 years. With these deaths, the pandemic leaves 304 fatalities on the island; 88 so far in February.
Regarding the ages, Dr. Francisco Durán has once again called attention to the care and responsibility of those who live with the elderly due to the risk that the pandemic represents for their health.
Today, 143 patients were reported as being over 60. Another risk group, those under 20 years of age, registered 124 cases; among them, 109 minors and five under one year of age.
As for the 12 imported cases, the countries from which the most travelers come were Spain and Russia. Two foreigners with the disease were also reported.
Until midnight, 18,966 people remained hospitalized, of them 66 in intensive care: 34 in critical condition and 32 in serious condition.
The laboratories processed 18,718 samples, according to the MINSAP. Of the total infections, 51.7% were asymptomatic at the time of their diagnosis.
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