The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) today reported the fourth consecutive day without deaths and 14 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The reported cases are Cubans and are concentrated in the provinces of Havana and Matanzas. All of them were asymptomatic at the time of their diagnosis.
In addition to the municipality of Matanzas; Arroyo Naranjo, Regla and La Lisa were the other affected Havana regions this time. In fact, the critical case reported today, along with the three seriously ill patients, are concentrated in the island’s capital, as Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of epidemiology, confirmed during his usual daily press conference.
▪211 positivos activos
▪206 con evolución clínica estable
▪1 pacientes en estado crítico
▪4 pacientes en estado grave
▪2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/j8CZUKj4YJ pic.twitter.com/89UvqSEN9I
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) June 15, 2020
Of the 14 new infections, 9 were contacts of confirmed cases and in 5 the source of infection was not specified. There were more positive men than women (9-5) and, by age group, the most affected were between 20 and 39 years (8 cases), followed by those between 40 and 59 (4), and over 60 (2).
Yesterday, 17 patients were discharged, more than the number of hospitalized people, Durán also stressed in his report.
At midnight on June 14, 380 people were still hospitalized for clinical epidemiological surveillance; 544 were under primary healthcare surveillance.
The country has processed a total of 136,249 tests, of which 2,262 have been positive. The number of fatalities from the SARS-CoV-2 virus on the island remains at 84.