The data released today by the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) account for 50 new infections by COVID-19, a figure that brings the total number to 1,137; 24 people were also discharged, but two deaths occurred.
The losses caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus correspond to a woman from Placetas, Villa Clara, 85 years old, with a history of hypothyroidism, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney failure and high blood pressure and a 65-year-old man, from Old Havana. This man had a history of chronic hypertension, glaucoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus.
▪ 788 positivos ingresados
▪ 770 con evolución clínica estable
▪ 8 pacientes en estado crítico
▪ 10 pacientes en estado grave
▪ 38 fallecidos
▪ 309 altas
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— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 21, 2020
All of those diagnosed this Monday were Cuban; 41 had contact with confirmed cases and the source of infection of 9 has not been defined; 27 are men and 23 are women.
An interesting fact among today’s update is that 62% of positive cases were asymptomatic. “There is an increase in cases detected without symptoms,” said Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of epidemiology at MINSAP.
The residence by province and municipality of the new cases is as follows:
- Havana: 20 (the municipalities of Guanabacoa and Arroyo Naranjo , 4 each; 3 from Cerro; Boyeros, Centro Habana and Old Havana, 2 each; and San Miguel del Padrón, Habana de Este and Diez de Octubre, 1 each).
- Mayabeque: 4 (3 from San Jasé de las Lajas municipality and one from Batabanó).
- Matanzas: 3 (2 from Cárdenas municipality and one from Limonar).
- Villa Clara: 6 (5 from Santa Clara municipality and one from Camajuaní).
- Ciego de Ávila: 5 (3 from Morón municipality; Bolivia and Chambas , one each).
- Las Tunas: 2 (from Puerto Padre municipality).
- Isla de la Juventud Special Municipality: 10.
The country accumulates 30,416 samples made at the close of yesterday, April 20; 2,279 people were admitted to hospitals for epidemiological clinical surveillance and another 7,337 were under primary healthcare surveillance in their homes.
Eight patients remained in critical condition and 10 in serious condition until midnight this Monday.