Within hours of Cuba starting its gradual return to normality, the health authorities reported today 7 new infections and confirmed that, for the seventh consecutive day, there have been no deaths from COVID-19; the total number of deceased remains at 84.
All were detected in Havana and, with this, according to Dr. Francisco Durán, the capital is “the region with the highest incidence rate in the last fifteen days.”
The SARS-CoV-2 positive cases were again all Cuban, and of these five were related to people already identified as carrying the virus. Six were asymptomatic.
▪195 positivos activos
▪190 con evolución clínica estable
▪1 paciente en estado crítico
▪4 pacientes en estado grave
▪2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/HO3o7O11NA pic.twitter.com/P8GGgDuBEU
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) June 17, 2020
Women predominated over infected men this time (5-2) and, by age group, those affected were under 40 years old (three cases), 40 to 59 years old (3) and over 60 years old (one).
As of midnight yesterday, 389 patients were hospitalized while 824 were under primary healthcare surveillance.
According to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), 2,320 tests were made in the last 24 hours, with which the country has processed a total of 141,151 tests, of which 2,280 have been positive.