Thus, the island exceeded 9,000 infections detected since the beginning of the pandemic (a total of 9,106), while it did not register new deaths and 90 patients were discharged. Now, the number of fatalities remains at 136 and that of recovered patients stands at 8,137.
In addition, there are 4,227 patients hospitalized for epidemiological clinical surveillance in the country and active cases rose to 831, one of the highest figures in nine months of confrontation with COVID-19. Of these patients, 820 show a stable clinical evolution, while five are in critically condition and six in serious condition in intensive care, according to the MINSAP daily report.
Se confirmaron 124 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 9 mil 106
831 casos activos
820 con evolución clínica estable
5 pacientes en estado crítico
6 pacientes en estado grave
8 mil 137 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/qfn9yc0lRs pic.twitter.com/hP3RwbO86Q
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) December 9, 2020
As for the 124 new cases, these were detected after 10,519 PCR tests were made, with which the island has already processed a total of 1,208,482 samples. Of these patients, 119 are Cuban and five are foreigners, while 81 were contacts of confirmed cases, 41 had their source of infection abroad and in two the origin of the contagion is unknown.
66.1% (82) of the new patients were asymptomatic, with which since March 5,824 people, 63.9% of those confirmed to date, had no symptoms at the time of diagnosis.
Thirteen Cuban provinces reported cases in the last day, which confirms the spread of the disease. Artemisa, with 30 (2 of them imported), and Havana, with 26 (16 of them imported) headed the list.
The rest of the new patients were from Pinar del Río (3 cases, 1 of them imported), Matanzas (7 imported cases), Villa Clara (12 cases, 2 of them imported), Sancti Spíritus (12 cases, 1 of them imported), Ciego de Ávila (3 imported cases), Camagüey (3 imported cases), Holguín (1 imported case), Granma (9 cases, 1 of them imported), Santiago de Cuba (11 cases, 1 of them imported), Guantánamo (6 cases, 3 of them imported) and Isla de la Juventud (1 case).