The SARS-CoV-2 virus has taken two new deaths, with which the number of deaths rises to 111 in Cuba. Meanwhile, 71 new contagions were reported today, and with that figure the country has registered 5,004 positive cases since March, when the pandemic started.
The deceased in the last 24 hours: an 80-year-old woman from Havana and a 41-year-old man from Ciego de Ávila. The details of both are presented in the report issued today by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). The country’s fatality rate is 2.21%.
642 positivos activos
623 con evolución clínica estable
5 pacientes en estado crítico
14 pacientes en estado grave
4 249 altas médicas
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— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) September 18, 2020
“These are blows that impress us, but we have to face them and keep looking for new ways to save lives,” said Dr. Francisco Durán, after giving his condolences to the families of the new victims.
Meanwhile, the new contagions correspond to Cubans: 63 were contacts of confirmed cases, in three individuals the source of infection is not specified and five acquired the virus abroad.
36 men, 35 women and, of the total, 45 were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.
By regions, today’s cases are from Havana (34), Ciego de Ávila (20), Matanzas (7), Sancti Spíritus (6), Pinar del Río (1), Mayabeque (1), Camagüey (1) and Granma (1)
By age group, the new infections are classified as follows: six under 20 years of age; 29 between 20 and 39; 29 between 40 and 59, and seven over 60.
Until midnight September 17, 1,830 people were hospitalized for surveillance, and 19 remained in intensive care: five in critical condition and 14 seriously ill.
19 patients were discharged in a day when 8,405 samples were studied, with which the country has processed a total of 524,374 tests in search of the new coronavirus.