The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported 55 new cases of coronavirus at the close of this Friday, 36 of which are autochthonous and 19 imported. Thus, the number of infected on the island rose to 6,534.
In addition, no deaths were reported on the day and 26 discharges were registered, so the number of fatalities from COVID-19 on the island remained at 128 and the number of recovered reached 5,927.
According to the MINSAP report, 3,771 patients are hospitalized for clinical epidemiological surveillance, of which 798 are suspects, 2,494 are under surveillance and 479 are confirmed cases.
Of the active cases, 474 present a stable clinical evolution, while two critically ill and three seriously ill patients are reported. The number of evacuated persons since the beginning of the pandemic remains at two.
479 casos activos
474 con evolución clínica estable
2 pacientes en estado crítico
3 pacientes en estado grave
5 mil 927 altas médicas
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/uH3UuZhSk8 pic.twitter.com/SKUS40iMSX
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) October 24, 2020
As for the new cases, 38 are Cubans and 17 foreigners, all from Venezuela, who were detected upon arrival in the western province of Matanzas. Among all the patients, 33 are contacts of confirmed cases, in three it has not been possible to specify the source of infection and 19 arrived from abroad, since the Venezuelans are joined by two residents in Cuba (in Ciego de Ávila and Holguín).
By sex, 12 were female and 43 were male, while 61.8% (34) of the new positive cases were asymptomatic.
Finally, among the autochthonous cases, Sancti Spíritus was the province that reported the most cases at the end of this Friday, with 16. It was followed by Pinar del Río–the territory with the most contagions in the last 15 days–, with 12; Ciego de Ávila, with six; and Havana, with just two.