The total number of people infected with the new coronavirus in Cuba reached 233, according to this Thursday’s report by the authorities of the island’s Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). In addition, the number of deceased remained at six and a new medical discharge was registered, the thirteenth.
Of the 576 tests made at the close of Wednesday, the MINSAP confirmed 21 new infections. Of these, 20 are Cuban and one is a Chinese citizen who works in the Mariel Special Development Zone.
Of the Cubans diagnosed, the report indicates that two have a source of infection abroad: Spain and Dubai (one each), while 13 were contacts of confirmed cases and five were contacts of travelers from abroad.
Se confirmaron 21 nuevos casos de 576 pruebas realizadas, para un acumulado de 233 casos en #Cuba.
▪️ 206 con evolución clínica estable
▪️ 5 pacientes en estado crítico
▪️ 2 pacientes en estado grave
▪️ 6 fallecidos
▪️ 13 altas
▪️ 1 evacuado hacia EEUUhttps://t.co/N86WjvUoAR pic.twitter.com/dVeuhNFbh6
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 2, 2020
The age of the new cases varies from a three-year-old minor to an elderly woman of 79, while the prevailing age range is between 30 and 60 years with 12 infected. Twelve of the cases are women and nine are men, while by provinces Havana added five cases; Matanzas, Cienfuegos, Ciego de Ávila and Santiago de Cuba, three each; Pinar del Río, two; and Artemisa and Camagüey, one.
The discharged patient, according to MINSAP, was the “index case” of the second local transmission event, reported in the Camilo Cienfuegos community in the municipality of Consolación del Sur, in Pinar del Río. He was admitted to the León Cuervo Rubio Hospital, in the province of Pinar del Río, and now he must remain at home for two weeks.
Of the new cases registered in Pinar del Río precisely two are related to this event, for which that community was quarantined two days ago.
As of Wednesday, 2,320 patients were hospitalized, 1,384 of them are suspected cases and 213 have already been confirmed. Of the latter, 206 have a stable clinical evolution, while five are reported in critical condition and two in serious condition.
Meanwhile, another 25,920 persons are being monitored in their homes through the primary healthcare system, and screenings continue in search of persons suspected of having COVID-19.
Globally, the number of patients has already exceeded 950,000, while there are already more than 5,000 deceased. The United States, Italy, Spain, Germany and China are the countries with the most reported cases so far. The number of people recovered surpassed 206,000.