The SARS-CoV-2 virus produced 1,155 infections in Cuba this Sunday, a day in which the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported 13 deaths with which the number of fatalities is already 236 in May and constitutes the highest for the period of one month during the pandemic.
Today’s deaths as a result of COVID-19, with which the country’s death toll now stands at 987, correspond to five men and eight women between the ages of 58 and 91, residing in municipalities of Havana, Artemisa, Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba.
The fatality on the Island is 0.66%.
Se confirmaron 1 155 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 134 208.
6 803 casos activos
6 663 evolución clínica estable
49 pacientes en estado crítico
91 pacientes en estado grave
126 459 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/XrsYmpnqYj pic.twitter.com/DbMeVPLNHd
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 24, 2021
Of the 1,155 cases, 1,118 were due to autochthonous transmission, 1,078 were contacts of confirmed cases and 37 were imported, with an incidence of Cuban travelers from Russia (33), the Dominican Republic (two), Poland (one) and Panama (one).
Havana, with an incidence rate of 441.7 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks, registered 607 infections. Nine of its municipalities, along with two from Mayabeque (Batabanó and Güines) and one from Pinar del Río (Sandino), represent 34.6% of the transmission in the same period.
Sandino has the highest rate today, 946.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.
The provinces that reported more than 50 infections were Mayabeque (86), Pinar del Río (68), Camagüey (67), Santiago de Cuba (66) and Granma (57).
On the contrary, with seven cases Villa Clara was the only territory below 10 infections. The special municipality of Isla de la Juventud did not report infections.
Regarding age group, 193 were under 20 years of age, and within the range, 181 did not exceed 18 years, a group in which there were 987 active cases.
In addition: 375 classify between 20 and 39 years; 388 between 40 and 59, while 199 were over 60 years old.
Until midnight, there were 28,895 people admitted to hospitals or centers created to treat coronavirus cases. 140 of them were in ICUs: 49 in critical condition and 91 in serious condition, which represents the third-highest figure.
After yesterday’s processing of 21,259 samples, the MINSAP confirmed 1,223 discharges, with which 126,459 people have already recovered from the coronavirus on the island.