With the death of a 71-year-old from Ciego de Ávila due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, it was learned this Wednesday that the number of new infections in Cuba barely dropped to 73.
23 of them correspond to foreigners, construction workers, natives of India, reported by the Havana municipality of Regla, whose complication is added to the not less complex context of Havana, which registers 47 new cases in the day.
The remaining cases correspond to Cubans: 50, reported from Havana, Ciego de Ávila, Artemisa, Mayabeque, Sancti Spíritus and Matanzas.
634 positivos activos
617 con evolución clínica estable
5 pacientes en estado crítico
12 pacientes en estado grave
4 131 altas médicas
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— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) September 16, 2020
50 men, 23 women, and of the total, 52 were asymptomatic.
70 were contacts of confirmed cases and in three individuals the source of infection is not specified. There were no imported infections.
By age group, the largest amount of patients is registered, as usual, in the groups of 20 to 39 years, with 36 cases this time; followed by those from 40 to 59, with 27. Six patients had not reached 20 and four were over 60.
Medical discharges were limited to 15, while 17 people remained in intensive care: five in critical condition and 12 seriously ill.
The details of the Ciego de Ávila victim are explained in the report issued today by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), the pandemic’s death toll on the island reaches 109.
At midnight on September 15, 1,783 people were hospitalized for clinical epidemiological surveillance.
After yesterday’s 7,939 samples, Cuba has processed a total of 508,224 tests in search of the new coronavirus, of which 4,876 have been positive.