Cuba closes a week in which each day surpassed the previous one in terms of new infections by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In fact, on Saturday the health authorities identified 388 new cases while the confirmed active ones rose to 2,534.
According to the report issued today by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), at the end of January 9 there had also been three deaths from COVID-19 in the country’s central and the eastern regions.
Se confirmaron 388 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 14 576
2 534 casos activos
2 510 con evolución clínica estable
7 pacientes en estado crítico
17 pacientes en estado grave
11 863 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/A2bimK2nYS pic.twitter.com/HxV6kQe7Hw
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) January 10, 2021
A 92-year-old woman, resident in the municipality of Holguín; a 76-year-old man living in the municipality of Santiago de Cuba; and another 83-year-old woman living in Jovellanos, Matanzas, were the deceased, with whom the number of fatalities that the pandemic has left on the island rises to 151.
In the case of new infections, most of them were contacts of confirmed cases: 322; meanwhile, the number of imported cases decreased to 35 and that of individuals without a precise source of infection increased to 31.
The territories with the most alarming figures are Santiago de Cuba (89 cases), Havana (85), Guantánamo (54), Matanzas (45) and Artemisa (24), although in general all provinces reported infections.
The hospitalizations reported until midnight also experienced a rise: 5,181 patients were under surveillance in hospitals or isolation centers.
The number of people in intensive care was 24: seven of them reported in critical condition and 17 in serious condition.
The hospitals where they remain under specialized medical care belong to the municipalities of Santa Clara (Villa Clara), Holguín and Gibara (Holguín), Santiago de Cuba (Santiago de Cuba), Boyeros, Habana del Este, Cerro, Playa, Plaza de la Revolución, Diez de Octubre and Marianao (Havana), San Juan y Martínez (Pinar del Río) and Matanzas (Matanzas).
A total of 181 discharges were reported on the day, with which 11,863 patients have recovered.
Of the total number of patients identified during the day, 52.9% were asymptomatic.