The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported that the SARS-CoV-2 virus produced 1,197 infections yesterday on the island, with which 130,543 people have suffered from the coronavirus pandemic since March 2020.
In just 20 days in May, 22,921 cases have been reported, with an average of 1,146 per day. In that period, COVID-19 caused the death of 195 people, with which the death toll already stands at 849 and to date the fatality rate remains at 0.65%.
In the last 24 hours, the MINSAP reported nine deaths, six men and three women between the ages of 57 and 84 and residing in the provinces of Havana, Mayabeque, Matanzas and Ciego de Ávila.
Se confirmaron 1 197 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 130 543.
6 874 casos activos
6 742 evolución clínica estable
50 pacientes en estado crítico
82 pacientes en estado grave
122 764 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/W77yCeFAK1 pic.twitter.com/SF343qfThF
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 21, 2021
Most of the 1,197 infections are due to autochthonous transmission (1,129); 1,072 were contacts of confirmed cases and 68 acquired the virus abroad.
With the exception of two foreigners, of the nine reported this day, and of which seven owe the disease to autochthonous transmission, all are Cuban travelers from Russia (52), Spain (13), the United States (one), Canada (one) and France (one).
The incidence rate on the island during the last two weeks is 150.3 per 100,000 inhabitants and the Sandino municipality leads the group of twelve municipalities (11 are from the capital) that represent 47.1% of the transmission in said period.
By age group, those under 20 years old reported on the day made up a group of 150, of which 133 were pediatric. Active cases at these ages reached a spike of 1,115 again in the last 24 hours, as Dr. Francisco Durán stressed in his daily appearance on Cuban television.
In addition: there were 374 cases aged between 20 and 39, 429 between 40 and 59 and 242 over 60.
Havana (592), Santiago de Cuba (130) and Mayabeque (123) were the provinces that registered the most infections after a total of 22,896 samples were processed. On the contrary, the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud still does not report any case.
42.5% of those diagnosed were asymptomatic.
There were 1,170 discharges, in a day in which there were 28,557 hospitalizations, 6,878 active cases, and ICUs accounted for 132 patients: 50 in critical condition and 82 in serious condition.