According to the last Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) report given in Havana by Dr. Francisco Durán García, director of epidemiology of the MINSAP, at the close of yesterday, April 18, in Cuba there were 3,037 people admitted to hospitals for clinical surveillance- epidemiological. Another 8,134 are being monitored at home by primary health care.
The report added that 1,770 tests were made, resulting in 49 positive cases. Cuba has made a total of 26,982 tests and 1,035 have resulted positive (3.83%). At yesterday’s close, 49 new cases were confirmed, for a total of 1,035.
The 49 new confirmed cases were Cuban. Of these, 41 had contacts with positive cases. In 8 the source of the infection is unknown.
Of the 49 diagnosed cases, 24 were women (48.9%) and 25 men (51.0%). Of the total number of diagnosed cases (49), the most affected age groups were those under 40 years of age with 23 cases (46.9%), followed by the group of 40 to 60 years with 19 cases (38.7%). 51.0% (25) of the positive cases were asymptomatic.