The deceased in Cuba from COVID-19 reached 31 at midnight on April 16, after registering 4 new deaths; meanwhile, the contagion cases totaled 923 after the confirmation of 61 new infected.
All the deceased are Cuban. Three of them correspond to residents of Havana: a 76-year-old man from Cerro; a 72-year-old woman from Old Havana; and a 78-year-old man from La Lisa. The fourth case was that of an 83-year-old man, residing in the Reparto Velázquez, in Las Tunas.
The information was given this morning by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), which also affirms that all the new infections correspond to Cubans. Fifty-seven were contacts of confirmed or suspected cases, and the source of infection is being investigated in 4 of them.
Se confirmaron 61 nuevos casos de 1480 pruebas realizadas, para un acumulado de 923 casos en #Cuba.
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 17, 2020
Among those reported today, women predominate (36) over men (25); 67.2% were asymptomatic, and the most affected age groups are concentrated in: over 60 years with 24 cases (40%), and under 40, with 20 cases (33.3%).
The residence by province and municipality is as follows:
- Pinar del Río: 2 (from the municipalities of Consolación del Sur and Pinar Del Río).
- Mayabeque: 1 (from the municipality of San José de las Lajas).
- Havana: 15 (5 from Habana del Este municipality; 4 from Playa; La Lisa and Regla, 2 each; and Arroyo Naranjo and Boyeros, one each).
- Villa Clara: 33 (29 from the Santa Clara municipality, 3 from Cifuentes and one from Camajuaní).
- Las Tunas: 2 (from the municipalities of Las Tunas and Puerto Padre).
- Holguín: 1 (from Holguín municipality).
- Santiago de Cuba: 2 (from Santiago de Cuba municipality).
- Guantánamo: 2 (from Guantánamo municipality).
- Isla de la Juventud Special Municipality: 3.
Of all the patients diagnosed with the new coronavirus, 681 have a stable clinical evolution. Two people have been evacuated and there have been 192 discharges (21 yesterday). 10 patients are in critical condition and seven are reported as serious.
According to MINSAP, Cuba has made a total of 23,317 tests.
2,734 patients were admitted to hospitals for clinical epidemiological surveillance until midnight yesterday and another 7,373 were being monitored at home through the primary health care system.