Yesterday’s new contagions in Cuba by the SARS-CoV-2 virus totaled 57, according to the daily summary offered by Dr. Francisco Durán in the morning. Ciego de Ávila registered 35 cases, followed by Havana (21) and Sancti Spíritus (1).
“Ciego de Ávila, which had not been a province with epidemiological complexity, has been contributing a good number of cases. Today its figure is higher than Havana’s. It also has an important dispersion,” said Durán, who is an epidemiologist and is head of this specialty on a national level.
There were no deaths during the day and this information is collected in the most recent report offered by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), 7,745 samples were processed throughout the country.
592 positivos activos
572 con evolución clínica estable
7 pacientes en estado crítico
13 pacientes en estado grave
4 230 altas médicas
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— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) September 17, 2020
56 of the cases correspond to Cubans and one to a foreigner residing in the Havana municipality of Regla; 53 were contacts of confirmed cases and in four individuals the source of infection is not specified.
64.9% of the new cases were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.
By age group, those affected are as follows: 10 cases under 20 years of age; 20 between 20 and 39; 21 between 40 and 59; and three over 60.
With yesterday’s 99 discharges, 4,230 people have overcome COVID-19 in the country, which represents 86% of those infected since the first cases were reported.
At midnight yesterday, 20 patients were in intensive care: 7 in critical condition and 13 seriously ill.