The third week of April begins for Cuba with 57 new cases of infection by COVID-19. Three deaths are added to the mortality records of the disease, bringing the total number of affected to 21 fatal cases and 726 infections, according to this Monday’s Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) daily briefing.
Of those confirmed, 56 were Cuban citizens and a foreigner (Bolivia). Of these, one has a source of infection outside the island (Spain) and 49 were in contact with confirmed cases. The source of infection was not specified in seven of them.
According to the note, “Of the 57 diagnosed cases, 35 are female (61.4%) and 22 are male (38.5%).”
Se confirmaron 57 nuevos casos de 2 076 pruebas realizadas, para un acumulado de 726 casos en #Cuba.
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 13, 2020
The age groups most affected in this group are: under 40 (17) and between 40 and 60 (14), which represents 29.8% and 24.5%, respectively.
Of the positive cases, 63.1% (36) were asymptomatic.
The residence by province and municipality is as follows:
- Havana: 15 (from the municipalities of Centro Habana and Diez de Octubre, 3 each; Plaza de la Revolución and Cerro, 2 each; Habana del Este, Marianao, La Lisa, Arroyo Naranjo and Boyeros, 1 each)
- Matanzas: 1 (from Matanzas municipality)
- Villa Clara: 8 (from Manicaragua 4, Camajuaní, Santo Domingo, Santa Clara and Placetas, 1 each)
- Ciego de Ávila: 1 (from Morón municipality)
- Camagüey: 1 (from Camagüey municipality)
- Holguín: 17 (from Banes 11, Holguín 3, Gibara 2 and Cacocum 1)
- Santiago de Cuba: 3 (from the municipality of Santiago de Cuba)
- Guantánamo: 3 (from Baracoa municipality)
- Isla de la Juventud: 8
The deceased registered until midnight yesterday were: a 62-year-old Cuban, resident in Cárdenas municipality, Matanzas. He had a history of high blood pressure and had been admitted to the Mario Muñoz Monroy Hospital where he was “with mechanical ventilation, clinical and respiratory deterioration, elements of multiple organ dysfunction (respiratory, cardiovascular and renal).” He presented “severe respiratory distress and hemodynamic instability.”
The second victim corresponds to another 83-year-old Cuban who lived in Spain. He had a history of chronic lung disease and “presented a picture of respiratory deterioration and required mechanical ventilation, hemodynamically unstable and multiple organ failure.”
A 75-year-old Cuban woman who lived in Cacocum, Holguín also died. She had a history of high blood pressure and had been diagnosed with bronchopneumonia, with X ray that showed a pleural effusion or possible lung neoplasia, in addition to suspected cerebrovascular disease. “She had a hospital stay of more than 15 days and her condition worsened with marked respiratory distress, severe inflammatory pneumonia and multiple organ dysfunction.”
At the close of April 12, at the time of this statistical cut, seven people were reported in critical condition and seven serious. One hundred and twenty-one persons have been discharged.
To date, 2,305 patients have been admitted to hospitals for clinical epidemiological surveillance. Another 8,360 people were being monitored at home through primary health care.
The country has so far carried out 17,133 tests.