After a day of declining infections by COVID-19, the figures in Cuba are rising again today. The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported 48 new infections, bringing the number to 1,347.
MINSAP also reported two deceased, bringing the number of deaths to 58 since the pandemic started on the island. Yesterday, 50 people were discharged, seven patients were reported in critical condition and five were in serious condition.
The deceased are two men: one 85 years old, resident in the municipality of Manicaragua, Villa Clara with a history of diabetes mellitus, hypertension and bedridden; the other was 63 years old and resided in Santiago de Cuba. She had a history of glaucoma and paranoid schizophrenia. The MINSAP report describes their medical evolution.
▪ 802 positivos activos
▪ 790 con evolución clínica estable
▪ 7 pacientes en estado crítico
▪ 5 pacientes en estado grave
▪ 58 fallecidos
▪ 575 altas
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— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 28, 2020
The 48 new infections correspond to Cubans. This is their geographical origin:
- Artemisa: 4 cases (the municipalities of San Antonio de los Baños, Güira de Melena, Mariel and Guanajay, 1 each).
- Havana: 26 cases (5 from the municipality of San Miguel del Padrón, 4 from the municipalities of Centro Habana and Regla; 3 from Marianao; Diez de Octubre, Arroyo Naranjo and Cerro, 2 each; Cotorro, Guanabacoa, Playa and Plaza de la Revolution, 1 each).
- Matanzas: 8 cases (3 from Cárdenas municipality; Matanzas and Jovellanos municipalities, 2 each; 1 from Colón municipality).
- Cienfuegos: 2 cases (from Cienfuegos municipality).
- Sancti Spíritus: 1 case (from Cabaiguán municipality).
- Camagüey: 1 case (from Camagüey municipality).
- Holguín: 5 cases (3 from Holguín municipality; 2 from Gibara municipality).
- Santiago de Cuba: 1 case (from the Santiago de Cuba municipality).
Of this total, 33 people had contact with confirmed cases and the source of infection is not specified in 15 individuals.
The relationship between men and women is the same (24) and the most affected age groups correspond to: under 40, with 45.8%, followed by the group of people between 40 to 60 years (29.1%); 28 patients were asymptomatic.
At the close of yesterday, April 27, 3,330 people remained hospitalized for clinical epidemiological surveillance and another 6,742 were under primary healthcare surveillance at home.
Cuba has processed a total of 43,508 tests to date.