During the last 24 hours, five deaths were reported in Cuba due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, thus the death toll rose to 180, according to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP). Out of that amount, 34 deaths have occurred so far this month, and January ranks, after April, as the most disastrous period on the island, taking into account deaths due to the pandemic.
The deceased were men and their ages ranged between 46 and 73 years. They resided in four municipalities of Havana and the main municipality of Camagüey. All were contacts of confirmed cases and suffered other diseases in their medical history. The death rate is now 0.94%.
Se confirmaron 349 nuevos casos de #COVID19, para un acumulado de 19122
4417 casos activos
4374 con evolución clínica estable
18 pacientes en estado crítico
25 pacientes en estado grave
180 fallecidos (5 del día)
14491 pacientes recuperados
2 evacuadoshttps://t.co/7Df0QA6deq pic.twitter.com/Phs3OViQ5W
— Ministerio de Salud Pública de Cuba (@MINSAPCuba) January 20, 2021
Regarding the new infections, of the 349 notified this day, 323 are due to contacts of confirmed cases, 26 were imported and in 17 individuals the source of infection is not specified; although, according to Dr. Francisco Durán, in the course of the day in which the MINSAP issues its daily report , the origin is usually identified in most cases.
The territories that reported the highest number of infections were Havana, where the figure soared to 170 cases, of which only 14 correspond to imported cases. They are followed by Guantánamo (33 cases), Cienfuegos (29) and Artemisa (27), although 14 provinces diagnosed COVID-19 patients until midnight this Tuesday.
There were 323 autochthonous cases and, by nationality, there are 333 Cubans involved and 16 foreigners from countries such as Russia, the Czech Republic and the Congo, despite the fact that the countries with the highest incidence on this day are Spain, Venezuela, Russia and the United States.
Regarding the day’s discharges, only 277 were reported, a smaller number than the day’s diagnoses, for which there were a total of 4,417 confirmed active cases. As a whole there were 9,775 patients in hospitals and specialized centers.
In intensive care, the MINSAP reported 43 people, 18 in critical condition and 25 in serious condition; two of these are minors and are part of the 322 diagnosed minors with the disease.
For the information published today, 10,931 samples were processed, of which 349 were positive, for a total of 19,122 patients with COVID-19 since March.