Health authorities did not report new COVID-19 victims and the number of infections fell to ten, after 2,543 tests were made this Thursday on the first day of the de-escalation in Cuba, which involves thirteen provinces, many of them with more than forty days without reports of positive cases.
The new infections from the SARS-CoV-2 virus correspond to Cubans, limited to six municipalities in Havana. Five are related to confirmed cases and, in five individuals, the source of infection is not specified.
The detection of four people in this last group was possible due to population studies applied in risk populations, according to Dr. Francisco Durán, director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP).
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) June 19, 2020
Women predominate over men (8-2) today and, in terms of age groups, the most affected are those under 40 (3), 40 to 59 (5), and those over 60 (2); 70% of the cases were asymptomatic.
Until midnight yesterday, 334 people were still hospitalized for epidemiological clinical surveillance and 664 were under primary healthcare surveillance.
The country has processed a total of 146,276 tests, of which 2,305 have been positive.
185 countries report cases of COVID-19 to date, to raise the record to 8,318,370 infections. The deceased worldwide: 448,735 people.
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