This Wednesday, COVID-19 claimed two new fatalities in Cuba, both women and octogenarians. With them, the fatality on the island is 0.9% and the total number of deaths is 160.
One of the deceased was 83 years old, a resident in the main municipality of Santiago de Cuba. The other, 87, lived in the main municipality of Camagüey. A total of 14 people have lost their lives to the pandemic this month, the fourth deadliest to date.
In addition, Dr. Francisco Durán has explained, and the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) informed in its corresponding report, that there is another record of active cases, 3,660 in a day where the new infections reported from all the provinces of the country totaled 505.
Se confirmaron 505 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 16549
3660 casos activos
3622 con evolución clínica estable
17 pacientes en estado crítico
21 pacientes en estado grave
160 fallecidos(2 del día)
12699 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/l8XUWgeKqa pic.twitter.com/icUI2bQ4cY
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) January 14, 2021
Most were a consequence of autochthonous transmission, which in general is the cause this time of 472 positive cases.
In short, of the 505 new cases, 435 were contacts of confirmed cases, 33 had the source of infection abroad and in 37 individuals the source of infection is not specified.
Today, 52.3% of all SARS-CoV-2 virus carriers were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.
The territory with the highest number of patients was Havana, with 175 positive cases between imported and autochthonous, followed by Santiago de Cuba (91), Matanzas (85), Villa Clara (41) and Ciego de Ávila (27), although all provinces registered cases today.
By age group, 69 are under 20 years of age, an aspect that Dr. Durán drew attention to, since 54 of them are in pediatric ages and five were reported in serious condition, although with a positive prognosis.
The rest classify as follows: 206 between 20 and 29 years, 148 between 40 and 59, and 82 are over 60.
38 patients were in intensive care, 17 in critical condition and 21 in serious condition. On the other hand, there were 221 discharges during the day, with which 12,699 have already recovered.
For this diagnosis, 14,579 samples were processed in the 18 laboratories authorized in the country, according to the MINSAP.