With deaths from the disease contained for more than 15 days, Cuba is facing new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which yesterday, however, amounted to 23, according to information provided today by the health authorities.
The information was registered after 3,346 tests were made across the country and it was known that the number of active cases is now 114.
The 23 positive cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours are Cuban, 22 of them were contacts of confirmed cases and only in one individual was the source of infection located abroad.
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) July 28, 2020
The imported case corresponds to a 68-year-old man, resident in San Luis municipality (Pinar del Río), from the United States. The rest of the new infections were reported from Bauta (Artemisa), and Marianao, Habana del Este, Centro Habana and La Lisa (Havana).
There were more men than women (14-9) and by age group, the most affected were: 20 to 39 years, with nine cases; from 40 to 59, with seven cases; less than 20, with four cases and more than 60 with three; 13 were asymptomatic.
At midnight on Monday the 27th, there were no serious or critical cases, and 153 people were under primary healthcare surveillance.
Cuba has processed a total of 253,761 tests since the beginning of the pandemic on the island on March 11. Since then, 2,555 people have tested positive for the new coronavirus.