The pace of the pandemic in Cuba continues to show encouraging figures. Yesterday 12 new infections were reported, although one person died, the authorities from the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported today.
The most recent victim of COVID-19 was a woman resident in Plaza de la Revolución municipality, Havana. She was 77 years old and had a medical history explained in the report. Now the total death toll is 74, while the contagion reaches 1,741 people.
▪ 587 positivos activos
▪ 579 con evolución clínica estable
▪ 5 pacientes en estado crítico
▪ 3 pacientes en estado grave
▪ 74 fallecidos
▪ 1078 altas
▪ 2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/JfnoFMPcyN pic.twitter.com/CzR1jL0R2M
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) May 8, 2020
Yesterday’s 12 identified cases were Cuban: 10 had contacts with confirmed cases and in two individuals the source of infection is not specified. Their residence by province and municipality is as follows:
- Havana: 4 cases (2 from the Arroyo Naranjo municipality; San Miguel del Padrón and Centro Habana, 1 each).
- Matanzas: 1 case (from Cárdenas municipality).
- Villa Clara: 3 cases (2 from Santa Clara municipality; 1 from Corralillo).
- Ciego de Ávila: 2 cases (from the Morón municipality).
- Camagüey: 1 case (from Camagüey municipality).
- Las Tunas: 1 case (from Amancio municipality).
Of all the new infections, seven were male; the most affected age groups are concentrated between 40 to 60 years, with 50% of cases, followed by those under 40 (33.3%). Nine of the patients were asymptomatic.
At the close of May 7, 1,986 people were hospitalized for clinical epidemiological surveillance and another 5,264 were under primary healthcare surveillance in their homes.
The country has processed 63,560 tests to date.