The SARS-CoV-2 virus in Cuba registered one deceased and 81 new infections from five provinces.
The victim of COVID-19 is a 63-year-old man, a resident of Ciego de Ávila, details of which are given in the report issued today by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). With his death, the death toll has reached 117 and the fatality rate remains at 2.24%.
The new contagions correspond to 73 Cubans and eight foreigners, temporary residents on the island, although all were autochthonous: 78 contacts of confirmed cases and in three individuals the source of infection is not specified.
597 positivos activos
586 con evolución clínica estable
3 pacientes en estado crítico
8 pacientes en estado grave
4 506 altas médicas
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— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) September 22, 2020
The provinces that reported the contagions were: Havana (42 patients), Matanzas (24), Ciego de Ávila (13), Sancti Spíritus (1) and Holguín (1).
“The situation is complex, control is not achieved, the vaccine should not be available until next year,” said Dr. Francisco Durán during his daily appearance.
Men predominate over women (54-27) and 77.8% of the total were asymptomatic.
By age group, 10 are between 20 and 39 years old, 40 between 20 and 39 years old, 25 between 40 and 59 years old and four over 60 years old.
Until midnight on September 21, 8,074 people were hospitalized and 11 remained in intensive care: three reported in critical condition and eight in serious condition.
Yesterday, 44 patients were discharged, and 4,506 have already recovered.
With yesterday’s 8,175 samples, Cuba has processed a total of 554,425 tests, of which 5,222 have been positive.