The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) registered 100 new positive cases for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, half of them infected abroad.
According to the MINSAP daily report, at the end of this Wednesday, 3,675 patients were hospitalized, of which 862 are active cases, and 848 are suspects.
Se confirmaron 100 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 9 mil 771 en #Cuba
862 casos activos
851con evolución clínica estable
3 pacientes en estado crítico
8 pacientes en estado grave
8 mil 770 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/ADg2sfTuta pic.twitter.com/1w9qmsAOKi
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) December 17, 2020
With the patients diagnosed yesterday, the island has a total of 9,771 infections since the coronavirus epidemic began, the source indicates.
The figures registered on Wednesday were the result of the study of 10,864 PCR samples, with which Cuba reached 1,294,052 tests carried out to detect the virus.
Of the 100 new patients, 45 were contacts of confirmed cases and the source of infection of five is unknown; 92 are Cubans and eight are foreigners.
At the time of diagnosis, 77 of those infected had no symptoms of COVID-19.
The Cuban capital continues to be the province most affected by the outbreak of the disease since Cuba reopened its borders. Yesterday it reported 33 positive cases (13 imported).
In the list, with double digits it is followed by Matanzas, which reported 16 new coronavirus patients, Artemisa (12) and Camagüey (10), while the rest of the provinces presented lower figures.
Yesterday, 11 patients, three in critical condition and eight in serious condition, were in intensive care, including a two-year-old girl, the MINSAP report specifies.