The SARS-CoV-2 virus has not been able to be contained in Cuba during the third outbreak the island is going through and that so far this month has caused 84 deaths, twelve reported by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) this Friday. The data is another record in terms of victims during the thirteen months of confrontation with the pandemic.
Today’s list concerns three women and nine men, aged between 36 and 92 years old and residing in ten municipalities: La Lisa, Old Havana, Centro Habana, Arroyo Naranjo and Boyeros (Havana); Pedro Betancourt, Perico and Limonar (Matanzas); Lajas (Cienfuegos); and San Luis (Santiago de Cuba). The death toll is already 512.
The infections slightly decreased this day. After 21,187 tests were processed in the molecular biology laboratories of the Cuban health system, 1,026 of them were positive for the virus.
Se confirmaron 1026 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 92474
4845 casos activos
4781 evolución clínica estable
29 pacientes en estado crítico
35 pacientes en estado grave
512 fallecidos (12 en el día)
87061 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/qpa7KIbgdC pic.twitter.com/xEpWzweeJn
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) April 17, 2021
Most owe the COVID-19 disease to autochthonous transmission (1,004), 982 were contacts of confirmed cases, and in 22 individuals the origin of the disease is from abroad.
Most were Cuban travelers from Russia and Spain. Also a Spaniard and a Congolese tested positive. In addition, from Regla, 27 Indians were diagnosed and owe the coronavirus to autochthonous transmission. The data joins the 45 citizens of the same country diagnosed the previous day.
The territories with the highest figures reported this day: Havana (574 cases, only one imported), Matanzas (150), Santiago de Cuba (84) and Granma (45). On the contrary, Camagüey reported four cases and the Isla de la Juventud special municipality did not report any.
Old Havana, Regla and Cabaiguán are the three municipalities with the highest transmission and are part of the 12 that concentrate 41.2% of transmission in the last 15 days, a period in which the highest incidence rates per 100,000 inhabitants correspond to Havana, Matanzas, Sancti Spíritus and Granma provinces.
Regarding the age group, once again those under 20 years of age represent a considerable percent among those reported daily (18.1%) with the 186 cases diagnosed yesterday. Of these, 165 are under 18; nine were less than a year old, the age of a girl which had been reported in serious condition since the previous day. The rest: from 20 to 39 years: 314; 40 to 59 years: 356; and over 60: 170 cases.
As of midnight, 25,592 people were hospitalized because of COVID-19, 3,934 were classified as suspicious and there were 4,845 active cases. Patients in intensive care decreased to 64: 29 in critical condition and 35 in serious condition.
Of those diagnosed with coronavirus, 48% were asymptomatic in a day in which there were 919 discharges.
April has registered 16,198 infections in two weeks and averages 1,012 cases per day.