With the two deaths reported today by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), the number of deaths due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus in Cuba has reached one hundred.
The victims: an 85-year-old man residing in San Cristóbal municipality, Artemisa, and an 87-year-old woman, from Cotorro, Havana. The involution of both patients during their stay in intensive care due to COVID-19 is explained in the report.
638 positivos activos
617 con evolución clínica estable
4 pacientes en estado crítico
17 pacientes en estado grave
3 474 altas médicas
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— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) September 3, 2020
With this figure, the pandemic’s fatality rate for the island stands at 2.37%, while in the region it is 3.48% and in the world, 3.33%, according to Dr. Francisco Durán in his appearance before the press.
The new contagions, meanwhile, rose to 88, of which 87 correspond to Cubans and one to a foreigner, a 44-year-old Mexican resident in the Havana municipality of Playa. All infections were autochthonous.
Of today’s total, 77 were contacts of confirmed cases and in 11 individuals the source of infection is not specified.
47 men, 41 women and 63 were asymptomatic at the time of their diagnosis.
The provinces that registered contagions this time were Havana, with 69 cases; followed by Artemisa, with 14, and Ciego de Ávila, with five.
By age group, the largest number of patients is concentrated between 40-60 years, with 31 cases. It is followed by those from 20 to 39 years, with 27 cases, and those under 20, with 16. In the over 60 group, 14 people were diagnosed with the new coronavirus.
Yesterday’s medical discharges totaled 16, while 21 patients continued in intensive care: four in critical condition and 17 seriously ill.
1,346 people were under surveillance in hospitals at dawn on September 2.
With the 5,691 tests made on this day, Cuba has processed a total of 414,418 tests in search of the new coronavirus; of these, 4,214 have been positive.