Cuba for the first time exceeded the 200 new cases of COVID-19 detected in one day (217), thus registering a new record of infections in one day, the third in a week.
In addition, when adding the new infections and the new discharges given this Wednesday (71), the number of active cases is now 1,194, another negative number for the island. Of these, 1,182 present a stable clinical evolution, while 12 are in intensive care: five in critical condition and seven in serious condition.
In total, 2,969 patients are hospitalized for COVID-19, and the 1,194 confirmed are joined by 718 suspects and 1,057 under surveillance. The good news is that no deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, with which the fatalities of the disease remain at 139, while those recovered are already 9,378, 87.5% of all cases, according to the report of the island’s Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP).
Se confirmaron 217 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 10 mil 717
1194 casos activos
1182 con evolución clínica estable
5 pacientes en estado crítico
7 pacientes en estado grave
9 mil 378 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/zfPtFwP8Xf pic.twitter.com/7GPzG1YPwE
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) December 24, 2020
The 217 new patients were detected after 13,138 PCR samples were studied on the island. Of these, 102 are contacts of confirmed cases, 101 have their source of infection abroad, and in 14 it has not been possible to specify how they were infected.
By sex, 101 are female and 116 male. 70.9% (154) of the positive cases this Wednesday were asymptomatic at the time of their detection, of which there is now a total of 6,988, which represents 65.2% of those confirmed to date in Cuba, according to the MINSAP .
By age groups, those under 20 reported 14 new infections; those from 20 to 39, 71; those from 40 to 59, 93; and those over 60, 39. Meanwhile, by territories only the Isla de la Juventud Special Municipality did not register new patients.
Havana increased its red numbers with 99 positive cases, 34 of them imported. The capital was followed by Villa Clara (20 cases, 19 imported), Las Tunas: (18 cases, 9 imported), Matanzas (16 cases, 12 imported) and Mayabeque (13 cases, 3 imported).
The rest were distributed as follows: Pinar del Río (4 cases, 3 imported), Artemisa (4 cases, 3 imported), Cienfuegos (3 cases, 1 imported), Sancti Spíritus (1 imported case), Ciego de Ávila (1 imported case) , Camagüey (6 imported cases), Granma (8 cases, 1 imported), Holguín (4 cases, 2 imported), Santiago de Cuba (10 cases, 4 imported) and Guantánamo (10 cases, 2 imported).