With the 115 new infections reported by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), Cuba is beginning the next to the last week of a month in which COVID-19 cases have skyrocketed, largely due to imported cases.
In fact, 51 of the positive cases had the source of infection abroad, 54 were contacts of confirmed cases, while in 10 individuals the source of infection is not specified.
For this diagnosis, until midnight December 20, 14,378 samples were processed, with which 1,343,993 tests have already been carried out on the island in search of the SARS-CoV-2 virus since March.
Except for the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, all provinces reported infections. Havana and Artemisa, with 30 and 29 cases, respectively, are the territories in which the greatest number of patients were identified.
Se confirmaron 115 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 10 mil 242
977 casos activos
967 con evolución clínica estable
3 pacientes en estado crítico
7 pacientes en estado grave
9 mil 126 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/KrOVdG3sy9 pic.twitter.com/ooR7eWeB1l
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) December 21, 2020
Nine provinces reported autochthonous cases. Meanwhile, Pinar del Río, Cienfuegos, Ciego de Ávila, Las Tunas and Guantánamo only registered imported cases.
Ten people were in intensive care until midnight yesterday: three in critical condition and seven in serious condition.
There were no new deaths from the coronavirus and the death toll remains at 137.
The number of recovered patients now reaches 9,126, after yesterday’s 86 discharges reported by the MINSAP.