The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported this Saturday its highest number of new cases of COVID-19 in one day, with 74, which is why the total number of people infected on the island rose to 1,611.
In addition, this Friday, May 1, two deaths occurred and there were 51 new discharges, bringing the total number of deaths to 66 and the recovered patients 765, a figure similar to that of patients who remain hospitalized (778).
Of the latter, 767 remain stable, while four are in critical condition and seven are in serious condition, according to the MINSAP report.
▪ 778 positivos activos
▪ 767 con evolución clínica estable
▪ 4 pacientes en estado crítico
▪ 7 pacientes en estado grave
▪ 66 fallecidos
▪ 765 altas
▪ 2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/cGRAQXzRRY pic.twitter.com/ah3o19gor0
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 2, 2020
As for this Friday’s new cases, the 74 were detected after 2,097 tests were made and all are Cuban. Of these, 70 (94.6%) were contacts of confirmed cases and in 4 (5.4%) the source of infection is not specified.
Of these cases, 65 (87.8%) were men and 9 (12.2%) women. The most affected age groups were: the group of 40 to 60 years with 32 cases (43.2%), followed by those over 60 with 30 cases (40.5%).
MINSAP specifies that 87.8% (65) of the positive cases were asymptomatic.
By provinces, Havana once again captured the majority of new infections, with 64. The trigger for the explosion of cases is associated with a transmission event detected in a Social Assistance Center in the municipality of Cotorro. Just in that territory 58 infected were reported.
In addition, Ciego de Ávila, Holguín and Granma registered two cases each, while Matanzas, Villa Clara, Guantánamo and the Isla de la Juventud added a new patient.
The two deceased were a 59-year-old woman, resident in Havana and with a history of bronchial asthma and obesity, and an 87-year-old man, resident in Holguín, who suffered from high blood pressure, ischemic heart disease and was bedridden due to a hip fracture.
In total, 51,506 diagnostic tests have been processed in Cuba to detect the coronavirus, of which 1,611 have been positive, representing 3.1%.
Currently, 2,792 COVID-19-related patients are hospitalized, of whom 1,963 are suspects. Meanwhile, another 3,796 people are under primary health are surveillance in their homes.