After processing 12,642 tests in search of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the Cuban health authorities identified 103 new infections, of which 48 were imported.
Twelve provinces are involved in the report issued today by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). Havana continues to lead, with 40 cases; 19 of them had the source of infection abroad.
Among the capital’s contagions is a nine-month-old girl living in the Boyeros municipality, who is kept under surveillance, according to the MINSAP.
Se confirmaron 103 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 10 mil 127
948 casos activos
936 con evolución clínica estable
3 pacientes en estado crítico
9 pacientes en estado grave
9 mil 040 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/N1XkzXoyQG pic.twitter.com/hxRmGKQDIx
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) December 20, 2020
Taking into account the total number of COVID-19 patients today, the provinces with the highest numbers are Matanzas and Santiago de Cuba, with nine cases each, Artemisa with eight, and Mayabeque with seven.
Of the total of positive cases diagnosed this time, 68% were asymptomatic, 45 were contacts of confirmed cases and in 10 individuals the source of infection was not specified. The death toll remains at 137 since the first patients from the new coronavirus were reported on the island, on March 11.
At midnight yesterday, 64 patients had been discharged. With them the number of recovered is 9,040. Meanwhile, 3,700 remained hospitalized for epidemiological surveillance : 948 were confirmed with the disease.
The MINSAP reported 12 patients in intensive care: three in critical condition and nine in serious condition.