The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported today 1,233 infections caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus this Saturday in Cuba, a figure lower than that reported the previous day when the pandemic’s highest number was reached; but, again above 1,200. Active cases also rose to 6,934.
Eight deaths were also reported, corresponding to four men and the same number of women, aged between 61 and 90 years, and residing in Havana, Pinar del Río, Camagüey and Matanzas.
The death toll on the island from COVID-19 already stands at 804, and the fatality rate is now 0.64%.
Se confirmaron 1 233 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 124 454.
6 934 casos activos
6 814 evolución clínica estable
42 pacientes en estado crítico
78 pacientes en estado grave
116 660 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/cIrlLbWmqX pic.twitter.com/jUQj5TMQZ8
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 16, 2021
Only in the month of May, during its first two weeks, 150 deaths and 16,832 infections were reported, averaging 1,122 cases and 10 deaths per day.
Of the 1,233 infections on Saturday, 1,163 are due to autochthonous transmission and 70 people were infected abroad.
Most of the imported cases were Cuban travelers from Russia (64), although travelers from Colombia (four), Spain (one) and the Bahamas (one) were also reported. In addition, six foreigners tested positive for the virus: two Colombians, a Russian, a Spaniard, a Venezuelan and a Canadian.
By age group yesterday: 174 were under 20 years old; 412, between 20 and 39; 462 between 40 and 59; and 185 people were over 60 years old.
Havana accounted for the highest number (630) of detected cases, followed by six territories with more than 50 infections: Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos, Artemisa, Camagüey, Pinar del Río and Matanzas.
On the contrary, the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud has not reported cases for 26 days.
The country’s incidence rate has risen to 142 per 100,000 inhabitants in the last two weeks, a period in which 11 municipalities from the capital and one from Pinar del Río (Sandino) represented 36.5% of the transmission.
As of midnight, 27,657 people were hospitalized and 16,674 were under surveillance. Meanwhile, the number of admissions to ICUs discreetly decreased to 120: 42 in critical condition and 78 in serious condition.
44.9% of those diagnosed were asymptomatic, in a day in which 23,021 PCR samples were processed.
The MINSAP reported 1,155 discharges, with which 116,660 patients have already recovered from the virus on the island.