Until midnight this Tuesday, contagions from the SARS-CoV-2 virus totaled 48 and deaths amounted to 118, after the death of another person in Ciego de Ávila, the Cuban health authorities reported today.
The most recent victim of the pandemic on the island was 84 years old and his residence was in the Majagua municipality, one of the five Ciego de Ávila territories that reported cases yesterday. The details of the evolution of the deceased are described in the report issued by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP).
All of the day’s contagions are Cuban; 44 contacts of confirmed cases and in four individuals the source of infection is not specified.
568 positivos activos
560 con evolución clínica estable
2 pacientes en estado crítico
6 pacientes en estado grave
4 582 altas médicas
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33 men and 15 women; of the total, 39 were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.
The provinces that reported contagions were: Havana (29 cases), Ciego de Ávila (11), Matanzas (6), Sancti Spíritus (1) and Artemisa (1).
By age group, the most affected were those between 20 and 39 years old, with 20 cases; and those over 60, with 10. Eight individuals are aged between 40 to 59, and six were under 20.
Yesterday, 76 patients were discharged, for a total of 4,582 patients recovered from the new coronavirus on the island. Eight people were still in intensive care: two in critical condition and six in serious condition.
With this Tuesday’s 7,321 samples, the country has processed a total of 561,746 tests in search of the new coronavirus since March; 5,270 of them have been positive.