Today the news regarding COVID-19 in Cuba begins this way: one death and 21 new infections, of which 19 occurred in Havana, a province that has been reporting the largest number of cases to reach the figure of 868 patients.
The municipalities that show the highest concentration of cases are Centro Habana, Cotorro, Habana del Este and Cerro, with 361 infections, according to the newspaper Tribuna de La Habana.
However, at midnight yesterday, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported there were no deaths in the capital, which, nevertheless, remains the epicenter of the pandemic in Cuba. The new victim is a 58-year-old man, a resident of in Matanzas, whose medical evolution is described in the medical report.
The 21 new infections are Cubans; 17 of them were asymptomatic. Their geographical location is as follows:
- Havana: 19 cases (9 from Playa municipality; 3 from Centro Habana municipality; Cotorro and Habana del Este, 2 each; San Miguel del Padrón, La Lisa and Marianao, 1 each).
- Matanzas: 1 case (from Limonar municipality).
- Ciego de Ávila: 1 case (from Ciego de Ávila municipality).
At the close of May 11, 1,148 people were hospitalized for clinical epidemiological surveillance and another 3,907 were under primary healthcare surveillance in their homes.
The country has processed a total of 71,157 tests, of which 1,804 have been positive. The COVID-19 death toll on the island is 78.