September is nearing its end and the effects of the SARS-CoV-2 virus seem to vary slightly, although the new contagions have remained at the same number during the last two days: 40 contagions were also reported today, but only from Havana and Ciego de Ávila, according to the health authorities.
For Dr. Francisco Durán, the tendency is to regain control of the disease and, from what he said, six provinces have not reported cases for more than 15 days: Pinar del Río, Las Tunas, Villa Clara, Granma, Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo. In addition to these, the special municipality Isla de la Juventud also has not reported infections in the last two weeks.
All the cases today are autochthonous and correspond to Cubans: 39 of them had contact with confirmed cases and the source of infection is not specified in only one individual.
Se confirmaron 40 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 5 350 en #Cuba
572 casos activos
565 con evolución clínica estable
2 pacientes en estado crítico
5 pacientes en estado grave
4 658 altas médicas
2 evacuados https://t.co/po71obKUgL pic.twitter.com/XhQ3hE7l01
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) September 25, 2020
23 men and 17 women; of the total, 37 were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.
By age group, those affected were: nine under 20 years of age; 14 between 20 to 39 years; 15, between 40 and 59; and two are over 60.
The tests carried out this time increased to reach the figure of 7,779 throughout the country, according to the report given today by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP).
Another piece of good news is related to the patients who were discharged, 45; meanwhile, seven people continued in intensive care: two in critical condition and five in serious condition.
The death toll remains at 118 and the island’s lethality rate is now 2.20%.
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