The situation generated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Cuba continues to be extremely complicated in intensive care units, where yesterday the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported a new record, with 131 admissions on Monday. Also the number of confirmed active cases reached the figure of 6,032, the highest “at least in the last three months,” assured Dr. Francisco Durán.
Of that number of patients in ICUs, 40 were in critical condition and 91 in serious condition. In addition, two were infants and one was under 12 years of age. But, in a general, there were 22,795 hospitalized patients until midnight, when the molecular biology laboratories had processed 18,417 samples and reported 1,071 new infections.
Another sad news is that the number of deaths on the day rose to 14, with whom May registers a total of 101 deaths due to COVID-19, a disease that accounts for 600 casualties this year. The death toll in 14 months after the pandemic was declared by the World Health Organization (WHO) now stands at 755 on the island.
Se confirmaron 1 071 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 118 168.
6 032 casos activos
5 901 evolución clínica estable
40 pacientes en estado crítico
91 pacientes en estado grave
111 325 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/4loRcaPVEA pic.twitter.com/oR2oczFqDZ
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 11, 2021
The 14 deaths correspond to eight women and six men, between the ages of 48 and 100, and reside in the provinces of Havana, Matanzas, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Camagüey and Sancti Spíritus.
As for the 1,071 infections, 978 are due to autochthonous transmission, 942 were contacts of confirmed cases and the imported cases reached the figure of 93, “confirmed by the protocol” and “they have been increasing,” although “the risk has been minimized,” said the national director of Epidemiology during his daily explanation of the report issued by the MINSAP.
Imported cases are Cuban travelers from Russia (78), Spain (10), Mexico (three) and the United States (two). In addition, six Congolese and two Angolans infected by autochthonous transmission were reported.
The provinces of Havana (559 cases), Holguín (73), Santiago de Cuba (67) and Mayabeque (58) registered the highest number of positive cases, unlike Ciego de Ávila (four), the only territory to identify less than 10. The Isla de la Juventud special municipality did not report infections and already has 21 days free of cases, according to the MINSAP.
By age group, 187 were under 20 years of age, among which 172 had not reached 18. The rest, by age: 378 between 20 and 39 years; 342 between 40 and 59; and 164 over 60.
There were 1,013 discharges this day, with whom 111,325 patients have already recovered from the disease on the island.
Cuba now has an incidence rate of 134.9 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last 15 days.
42.2% of those diagnosed this day were asymptomatic.