COVID-19 yesterday again established another record of infections in Cuba, when the number of cases diagnosed with the disease amounted to 550, mostly autochthonous (524) distributed in 14 provinces and the Isla de la Juventud Space Municipality.
According to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) authorities, Santiago de Cuba leads the record, with 154 positive cases, among those imported and autochthonous diagnosed on January 12, followed by Havana (126), Matanzas (54), Guantánamo (42) and Villa Clara (40).
Se confirmaron 550 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 16044
3378 casos activos
3349 con evolución clínica estable
13 pacientes en estado crítico
16 pacientes en estado grave
158 fallecidos(3 del día)
12478 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/wIiGrf4VDl pic.twitter.com/csdFATN3Zp
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) January 13, 2021
Regarding incidence rates, Guantánamo remains at the top of the list, with 78.18 per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Matanzas (58.34), Havana (46.09) and Santiago (49.54).
In addition, in the report issued today by the MINSAP, three deaths were registered, with which the pandemic now leaves 158 fatalities on the island and the lethality rate is 0.99%.
The three deaths correspond to two women; a 60-year-old resident in Habana del Este and a 72-year-old from the San Juan y Martínez municipality, Pinar del Rio; and a 72-year-old man, resident in the main municipality of Pinar del Río.
The complexity of the situation is also evident in the increase in confirmed active cases, whose record is likewise the highest in ten months of confrontation with the new coronavirus, now with 3,378 active cases.
In short, and to complicate the hospitals and centers specialized in the care of patients infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus, there are 6,726 people hospitalized under surveillance, of which 2,339 are suspects. 226 patients were discharged.
The number of patients in ICUs increased to 29, of which 13 are reported in critical condition and 16 in serious condition.
In his television appearance today, Dr. Francisco Durán stressed that, in fact, five children under the age of 20 were reported in serious condition, although in all cases the prognosis was favorable. Just today, in this age group, 74 minors had been diagnosed.
By age group, the rest of the patients classified as follows: 245, between 20 and 39 years old; 141 between 40 and 50. Likewise, 90 were over 60 years old.
Only 26 of the 550 new infections today had a source of infection abroad, a decrease possible thanks to the reduction in flights from abroad, although the countries that affect this aspect are still the United States, followed by Canada, Spain, Puerto Rico and Russia.
Another data of the day is that in 56 individuals the source of infection is not specified, 468 were contacts of confirmed cases and that, of the total, 31 cases correspond to foreigners. Out of this number, 304 (55.2%) were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.