Once again, infections by the SARS-CoV-2 virus exceed 1,200 in Cuba. The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported today 1,291 cases in the last 24 hours. It also reported 11 deaths, with which the death toll now stands at 901.
The fatalities were seven men and four women between the ages of 35 and 96 and residing in municipalities of Havana, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Camagüey and Santiago de Cuba.
Se confirmaron 1 291 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 135 499.
6 928 casos activos
6 790 evolución clínica estable
50 pacientes en estado crítico
88 pacientes en estado grave
127 614 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/sPoEl3DMkw pic.twitter.com/fUuy2eEw8Z
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 25, 2021
Of all infections, 1,249 occurred by autochthonous transmission, predominant in recent months, although Dr. Francisco Durán stressed in his daily press conference that high numbers of imported cases have also been registered, 42 this day, and for which a series of measures were announced in the same space related to transportation and its costs for this group, mostly of Cuban nationality.
The imported cases, with the exception of one Russian and one American, this time also correspond to Cuban travelers from Russia (31), Mexico (five), Spain (three) and Uruguay (one).
Seven other foreigners also tested positive, although these owe the contagion to autochthonous transmission.
In addition, among the cases of the day, 1,205 were contacts of confirmed cases.
Of all the positive cases, 47.8% were asymptomatic after processing 22,372 PCR samples, according to the MINSAP.
By age group, yesterday there were 232 cases under 20 years of age, which represent 18% of the day. Among them, 219 had not reached the age of 18. There were 1,005 active cases in pediatric ages.
In addition, 397 are between the ages of 20 and 39; 465 between 40 and 59; 197 over 60
Havana registered 570 cases, followed by Santiago de Cuba (198), Pinar del Río (113), Granma (75) and Cienfuegos (72). On the contrary, the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud did not report cases.
The incidence rate in Cuba in the last 15 days grew to 155.5 per 100,000 inhabitants, while 12 municipalities (nine from Havana, two from Mayabeque and one from Pinar del Río) account for 41% of transmission
Sandino maintains the highest rate of all the territories, with 933 per 100,000 inhabitants.
There were 1,155 discharges while active cases rose to 6,928.
As of midnight, 27,415 people were hospitalized because of the pandemic, with 138 patients in ICUs: 50 in critical condition and 88 in serious condition.