Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) has again given an update on the progress of COVID-19 in Cuba. At the close of the fourth day of May, only 17 infections were reported, while confirming there were no deaths.
Thus, up to the present, 1,685 patients have been registered on the island since the pandemic started being reported, which, on the island alone, has left 69 deaths.
▪ 660 positivos activos
▪ 652 con evolución clínica estable
▪ 3 pacientes en estado crítico
▪ 5 pacientes en estado grave
▪ 69 fallecidos
▪ 954 altas
▪ 2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/ierSIvo2bY pic.twitter.com/JPSim06IXh
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 5, 2020
The 17 cases reported as of midnight this Monday are Cuban; of them, 10 are women. The most affected age groups are concentrated between 40 and 60 years (7 cases), followed by those over 60 (6); 47.1% of the total was asymptomatic.
The geographical distribution of the new patients is as follows:
- Havana: 9 cases (2 from the municipality of San Miguel del Padrón; the municipalities of Centro Habana, Arroyo Naranjo, Old Havana, Plaza, Cotorro, La Lisa and Diez de Octubre, 1 each).
- Mayabeque: 1 case (from San José de las Lajas municipality).
- Matanzas: 1 case (from Cárdenas municipality).
- Villa Clara: 2 cases (1 from Santa Clara municipality; 1 from Camajuaní municipality).
- Sancti Spíritus: 1 case (from Sancti Spíritus municipality).
- Camagüey: 1 case (from Camagüey municipality).
- Holguín: 2 cases (from Banes municipality).
According to Dr. Durán, 2,267 patients are still hospitalized for clinical epidemiological surveillance; meanwhile, 6,047 are under primary healthcare surveillance in their homes.
The country has processed a total of 57,711 tests to date.