Cuba reported this Saturday two deaths from COVID-19 and 59 new patients diagnosed with the disease, which brings the death toll to 94, while the total number of positive cases reached 3,925.
The two deceased resided in the Arroyo Naranjo municipality, in Havana, according to data offered by Dr. Francisco Durán, director of epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) in the morning press conference on the pandemic in Cuba.
556 positivos activos
534 con evolución clínica estable
5 pacientes en estado crítico
17 pacientes en estado grave
3 273 altas médicas
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— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) August 29, 2020
In yesterday’s report, 1,057 patients were hospitalized, of which 556 are positive cases with the virus, 468 remain isolated under suspicion and another 33 are under surveillance.
In addition to the deaths, Durán regretted the increase in patients in serious condition, which reached 17, while 5 people have developed severe symptoms that place them in critical condition.
The 59 diagnosed cases are Cuban, of which 43 (72.8%) were contacts of confirmed cases, in six (10.1%) the source of infection is not specified, and the rest (10) were infected outside the island, MINSAP’s report specifies.
Faced with the resurgence of infections, this Friday the island increased the number of PCR tests to 5,698, the highest number since the COVID-19 epidemic began in Cuba.
“Taking into account the behavior of the pandemic in recent weeks, it is a figure that we will continue to increase in order to diagnose, isolate and treat in a timely manner 100% of the people who are infected in our country,” said the expert.
The number of patients recovered from the disease rose to 3,273 after the 51 hospital discharges reported this Friday.
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