In the usual daily report of Dr. Francisco Durán García, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), Cuba reported this Saturday 806 positive cases of COVID-19 and five deaths from the disease.
The specialist indicated that 18,362 samples were processed for the diagnosis of COVID-19 in the 21 laboratories of the country and that 658 medical discharges were given. Meanwhile, there are still 18,329 hospitalized patients, of which 3,361 are suspects, 10,168 are under surveillance and 4,800 are confirmed cases.
Se confirmaron 806 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 38 289.
4800 casos activos
4730 evolución clínica estable
37 pacientes en estado crítico
33 pacientes en estado grave
266 fallecidos (5 en el día)
33167 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/pIq32Tt4Cn pic.twitter.com/jfT1dzEMRc
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) February 14, 2021
The number of 806 new coronavirus infections is slightly lower than that of the previous days, but it is still high compared to the months in which the disease was controlled.
Havana continues as the epicenter of the pandemic with 387 positive cases, followed by the provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo with 116 and 92 patients, respectively.
Durán explained that 37 patients remain in critical condition, 33 in serious condition and there are 4,800 active cases, of which 4,730 have a stable clinical evolution. He insisted on the need to find the largest number of infected people and to trace the contacts of confirmed cases.
For several weeks Cuba has experienced a new outbreak of the disease, which has also increased the number of deaths. Until this Saturday, 266 deaths from coronavirus were reported since the first cases of the pandemic were confirmed during the month of March.
To try to contain the high number of infections, the authorities have applied in provinces such as Havana a series of restriction measures such as the sale of products by municipalities of residence, the curfew from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. and the suspension of the school year.