The health authorities reported on the situation generated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Cuba this Sunday when 1,057 infections were diagnosed, with which there are already 125,511 since March of last year when the first cases were detected on the island and the disease was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO).
This time 1,089 discharges were reported while there were 10 deaths. The number of patients in ICUs rose to 126: 40 in critical condition and 86 in serious condition.
With the day’s fatalities, the death toll from COVID-19 already stands at 814. They were six women and four men between the ages of 38 and 94 and residing in Havana, Holguín and Las Tunas.
Se confirmaron 1 057 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 124 454.
6 892 casos activos
6 766 evolución clínica estable
40 pacientes en estado crítico
86 pacientes en estado grave
117 749 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/aW2sSTwmeS pic.twitter.com/LprcyhW1rh
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 17, 2021
According to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) report, of the 1,057 infections, 990 are due to autochthonous transmission; 959 were contacts of confirmed cases and 67 were imported cases.
Most of those who were infected abroad were Cuban travelers from Russia (64), although there were also infections from travelers coming from the United States (two) and Ecuador (one).
In addition, seven foreigners tested positive, all due to autochthonous transmission.
By age group, 165 had not reached the age of 20; 371 are between 20 and 39 and 330 between 40 and 59; 191 were aged over 60 years.
Havana (588) and Santiago de Cuba (70) were the territories with the highest number of detected cases, although Pinar del Río also reported 54 and Mayabeque 59.
On the contrary, Matanzas was the only province that reported less than ten infections, while the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud continues without registering cases in 26 days, according to Dr. Francisco Durán in his daily appearance on Cuban television.
Cuba’s incidence rate has decreased in the last 15 days to 141.9 per 100,000 inhabitants and 48% of transmission is concentrated in 11 of the capital’s municipalities and one in Pinar del Río, Sandino, which is at the head of this indicator with a rate of 596.0 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Until midnight, the MINSAP registered 27,509 hospitalizations and 6,892 active cases. During the day, 22,779 samples were processed and 47.2% of those diagnosed were asymptomatic.