The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported 1,083 SARS-CoV-2 virus infections this Monday after Cuba’s molecular biology laboratories processed 22,796 samples. In addition, Dr Francisco Durán lamented the six deaths of the day in his daily television appearance.
The deceased, four women and three men, between the ages of 58 and 88, resided in Pedro Betancourt, Unión de Reyes (Matanzas), Rafael Freire (Holguín), Aguada de Pasajeros (Cienfuegos), El Cerro, San Miguel del Padrón and Guanabacoa (Havana).
Of the new infections, the majority (1,052) are due to autochthonous transmission, 1,032 were contacts of confirmed cases, while there were 31 imported cases, with the majority incidence of Cuban travelers from Russia, Mexico, Spain, Venezuela, Italy, Belgium and the United States.
Se confirmaron 1038 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 103524
5402 casos activos
5322 evolución clínica estable
41 pacientes en estado crítico
39 pacientes en estado grave
97462 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/FoHPYiwcC1 pic.twitter.com/g7MMMBzDaA
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 27, 2021
In addition, 10 foreigners tested positive, four Vietnamese and one Italian who acquired the virus abroad, as opposed to three Congolese and two Chadians detected as a result of autochthonous transmission.
By territories, Havana registered the highest number of cases (717, autochthonous and imported), followed by Matanzas (98), Holguín (59) and Santiago de Cuba (59).
Guantánamo (four) and Las Tunas (one) were the territories with the lowest figures. The special municipality of Isla de la Juventud and the province of Ciego de Ávila did not report cases. Villa Clara, which reported six imported cases, did not have autochthonous cases.
The municipalities that concentrate 45% of the transmission in the last two weeks belong to Havana (nine), Matanzas (two) and Sancti Spíritus (one). Two of the capital’s municipalities, Old Havana and Regla, have the highest rates with 805.1 and 798.0 per 100,000 inhabitants.
By age, 132 were under 20 and, within this group, 121 were of pediatric age. In addition: 350 classify between 20 and 39; 403 between 40 and 59, and 198 were over 60.
The number of patients in intensive care rose to 80: 41 in critical condition and 39 in serious condition. Until midnight on Monday, 22,807 people were hospitalized and there were 5,402 confirmed active cases.
With the 1,154 discharges of the day, 97,462 patients have already recovered.
April leaves 27,248 infections and 179 deaths. With the seven reported today, the death toll from the pandemic on the island now stands at 604 and the fatality rate is 0.58%.
41.7% of those diagnosed were asymptomatic.