With the data offered this Monday morning by the authorities of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), Cuba reaches the 350 positive cases of the COVID-19 disease. The deceased increased to 9, after a reported victim, and after yesterday’s report of four people in serious condition.
Se confirmaron 30 nuevos casos de 764 pruebas realizadas, para un acumulado de 350 casos en #Cuba.
▪️309 con evolución clínica estable
▪️8 pacientes en estado crítico
▪️4 pacientes en estado grave
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 6, 2020
The numbers disclosed include the statistical closure made at midnight on Sunday, April 5, when 1,718 patients were hospitalized for clinical-epidemiological surveillance. Another 18,443 people are under primary health care surveillance in their homes.
According to the information, 764 cases were studied, of which 30 were positive. The new confirmed cases correspond to 29 Cubans and a foreigner from Tanzania.
The new deceased is a 38-year-old Cuban, resident in the municipality of Old Havana, who had had contact with a traveler from Switzerland.
“He presented symptoms of the disease, was admitted to the Naval Hospital and finally to the Félix Andrade Hospital where he died yesterday. He developed complications with a respiratory distress and with different manifestations of the disease; he even started suffering from diabetes mellitus,” said Dr. Francisco Durán, director of epidemiology at MINSAP.
Durán also commented that, initially, this patient had tested negative with the real-time PCR test.
“Later, at the terminal moments, both the rapid test and the real-time PCR that were performed were positive. So it is given as a confirmed case. What happens is that all diagnostic tests have their time to be made, which is when the viral load is detectable and, for example, in this disease, the greatest reactivity, the only time to find the virus is when it is between the fourth and seventh day after symptoms began,” he said.
Regarding the Cubans diagnosed, one has a source of infection abroad (United States), 17 were contacts of confirmed cases, 9 had contact with travelers from abroad, and 2 with an unspecified source.
The distribution by province is as follows:
Pinar del Río: 1 (municipality of Pinar del Río); Mayabeque: 1 (municipality of Güines); Havana: 15 (4 from the Playa municipality, 2 from Cotorro, 2 from Regla; Boyeros, La Lisa, Diez de Octubre, Plaza de la Revolución, Habana del Este, Old Havana and Centro Habana, 1 each); Matanzas: 2 (1 from the Matanzas municipality and 1 from Cárdenas); Villa Clara: 2 (Camajuaní municipality); Ciego de Ávila: 4 (2 from the Morón municipality and 2 from Venezuela); Camagüey: 1 (Florida municipality); Holguín: 2 (Holguín municipality); Santiago de Cuba: 1 (Santiago de Cuba municipality); and Isla de la Juventud Special Municipality: 1.
Another matter to which Dr. Durán referred during the press conference, was the case of the internal medicine specialist member of the Henry Reeve Brigade that is in the Principality of Andorra. He tested negative to COVID-19 in two real-time PCR tests carried out, as well as in all the complementary examinations to which he was also exposed. Said specialist returned to work today as a clinician at the Nostra Señora de MeryKellt Hospital in Andorra.
Of the 350 patients diagnosed with the disease, 309 present a stable clinical evolution. Two evacuees and 18 discharges (three more yesterday) are also reported.
Eight patients remain in critical condition and four in serious condition.
To date, according to the MINSAP authorities, the country has carried out 5,998 tests.
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Posted by OnCuba on Monday, March 30, 2020