The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported this Tuesday that Cuba had, until midnight on Monday the 13th, 766 confirmed cases, after adding 40 new COVID-19 positives.
The number of deaths remains at 21 as a result of the disease, and this is thanks, in some way, to the monitoring of the system created to prevent it.
According to this information, so far the country has made 18,864 tests. Also, the cases detected in asymptomatic persons represent an example of the management of the disease on the island. Yesterday, 63.1% of the new positive cases had been detected without symptoms; today, 20%.
However, the number of hospitalizations continues to grow: at the close of this information, 2,501 patients were in this situation. Another 7,167 were under surveillance in their homes through the primary health care system.
Se confirmaron 40 nuevos casos de 1634 pruebas realizadas, para un acumulado de 766 casos en #Cuba.
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 14, 2020
In the particular case of the 40 confirmed, all were Cuban. Of these, 22 are contact of confirmed cases, one was in contact with a traveler, and the source of infection is investigated for 17.
Of this total, 21 are female (52.5%) and 19 are male (47.5%), and the most affected age groups are: 40 to 60 years (15) and those under 40 (15), who represents 37.5%, respectively.
The residence by province and municipality of those infected reported today is:
- Havana: 29 (from Centro Habana municipality 6; Habana del Este 5; Marianao 4; La lisa and Cerro, 3 each; Diez de Octubre and Cotorro, 2 each; Playa, Guanabacoa, Boyeros and Arroyo Naranjo 1 each)
- Mayabeque: 2 (from the municipalities of San José de las Lajas and Madruga).
- Villa Clara: 1 (from Cifuentes municipality).
- Sancti Spíritus: 3 (from the municipality of Sancti Spíritus 2 and Cabaiguán with 1).
- Ciego de Ávila: 2 (from the municipalities of Ciego de Ávila and Morón).
- Holguín: 1 (from Mayarí municipality).
- Guantánamo: 2 (from Baracoa municipality).
Of the patients diagnosed to date, 599 have a stable clinical evolution. MINSAP reports two evacuees and 132 discharges (eleven more yesterday). It also reports nine critically ill patients and three seriously ill patients.
MINSAP has established a 24-hour telephone line (80 07 25 83) to receive calls from the population.
According to Dr. Francisco Durán, director of epidemiology of the MINSAP, through this number, the population’s doubts or concerns about the measures taken by the government to combat COVID-19 will be addressed and clarified.