According to the newspaper Trabajadores, two Sancti Spíritus patients who had tested positive for the coronavirus were discharged. The are Nancy Benítez Vázquez, a 58-year-old woman from Trinidad who had contact with a COVID-19 positive American patient; and Omar Herrera Pérez, 27, who arrived in La Sierpe on March 6 from the United States.
The provincial director of health, Dr. Manuel Rivero Abella, told the media in that province that both patients have been in their homes since this Wednesday, but that “they will remain isolated and restricted from leaving their homes for another 14 days, under surveillance by the family doctor and nurse in their community.”
Both were referred to the Faustino Pérez rehabilitation hospital in Sancti Spíritus, set up as an isolation center. After confirming the diagnosis, they were transferred to the Santa Clara Military Hospital, where nine people from Sancti Spíritus are currently hospitalized, two of them in critical condition.