The Ministry of Public Health of Cuba (MINSAP) reported this Saturday 1,029 coronavirus infections, with which the number of confirmed cases on the island rose to 78,382. After compiling the data from April 2, 15 of the country’s provinces—including the Isla de la Juventud special municipality—reported at least one positive case.
The MINSAP report details that, of the 1,029 cases, 1,019 are autochthonous, thus reporting for five consecutive days more than a thousand infections in the country. A total of 1,001 positive cases (97.2%) were contacts of confirmed patients, 10 were imported (from Spain and Russia) and in 18 it was not possible to specify the source of infection.
Havana is the most affected territory with 570 infections, all autochthonous. Thirteen of the 15 municipalities in the capital report more than 20 cases, with red numbers for San Miguel del Padrón (68), Centro Habana (61), Arroyo Naranjo (60), La Lisa (46), Old Havana (42) and Habana del Este (42).
Matanzas also has a delicate situation and this Friday reached a hundred autochthonous cases, scattered in its 13 municipalities. Colón and the provincial capital have the highest number of infections with 27 and 25, in that order.
Se confirmaron 1029 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 78382
4806 casos activos
4725 evolución clínica estable
32 pacientes en estado crítico
49 pacientes en estado grave
431 fallecidos (2 en el día)
73089 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/0NFy2Tlz2o pic.twitter.com/7xYy764PJ5
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 3, 2021
As has become common in recent days, Santiago de Cuba presented a high number of cases (80), as did Sancti Spíritus (58) and Granma (40 plus three imported), two provinces that have seen a radical increase in the last weeks after a control period.
Mayabeque (27) Artemisa (26) and Pinar del Río (20) continue to face a complex situation, although their incidence rates have decreased. Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of Hygiene and Epidemiology, highlighted in a press conference that Cienfuegos (18), Guantánamo (18), Villa Clara (16-1), Camagüey (15-1), Holguín (10-5), Ciego de Ávila (9) and Las Tunas (8) and Isla de la Juventud (4) have shown an improvement and possibilities of control in the short term if the health measures and protocols continue to be followed.
According to the MINSAP report, 46.6% (480) of the 1,029 cases were asymptomatic. Since the beginning of the pandemic in Cuba, 40,656 patients without symptoms have been identified as positive, which represents 51.9% of all those infected.
According to official data, the age group most affected is 40-59 years, in which 358 positive cases are reported, followed by 20-39 years, with 308 cases, and those over 60 years, with 204. On the other hand, 159 patients under 20 years of age were confirmed, 147 of them of pediatric age.
Referring to this, Dr. Francisco Durán explained that among the day’s positive cases there are six infants, adding that there are a total of 9,417 positive cases in pediatric age, 754 of them active and one critical.
After compiling the data for Friday, April 2, in Cuba there are 4,806 active cases, a considerable increase compared to the previous day. Of these, 4,725 have a stable clinical evolution, while 81 patients are in ICUs, 49 in serious condition and 32 in critical condition.
During the day there were 738 discharges, with which 73,089 have already recovered in the nation, and the number of deaths increased to 431 with the death of two people, foe a lethality rate of 0.54, lower than the world’s (2.18).
According to the health authorities, a total of 26,034 patients are hospitalized for clinical epidemiological surveillance and there are 3,975 suspects, while another 17,253 people are under surveillance through the primary healthcare system.
According to official sources, 3,046,901 diagnostic tests (PCR) have already been carried out in Cuba. During the last months the number of tests has increased considerably with the operation of 23 laboratories for the processing of the samples, which this Friday, April 2 totaled 20,974.