Cuba with 20 new Covid-19 cases, no death
Havana, May 31 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Public Health Ministry (Minsap, in Spanish) informed on Sunday 20 new Covid-19 cases for a total of 2,045, while no one died in the past 24 hours due to the disease, and there 151 active cases.
At his daily briefing Minsap's director of Epidemiology Dr. Francisco Duran explained that the 20 cases are from Havana and 18 of them were asymptomatic at the time they were tested.
He added that the group includes two minors, one four years old and another 16, so there are 227 infected children and teenagers, of whom 209 have already recovered.
Dr. Duran reiterated that all the children affected by the SARS-Cov-2 coronavirus in Cuba have maintained a favorable clinical evolution.
He also stressed death toll remains at 83, for a letality rate of 4.05 percent.
Likewise, on the last day 14 patients left the hospitals bringing the number of recoveries to 1,809.
The chief epidemiologist added that 414 patients remain in clinical quarantine, of whom 262 are coronavirus suspected cases. Besides, 1,748 people are being monitored by the Primary Health Care System at their homes.
Out of 151 active cases, he pointed out, 147 have a stable clinical evolution and four are in serious condition.
Yesterday, 2,151 samples were studied nationwide, and 105,274 tests have beenperformed to diagnose Covid-19.
Duran made particular reference to the fact that an important part of the cases identified in the last few days in this capital are linked to three local transmission events at the AICA pharmaceutical laboratories, at a local transport company and at La Época mall.
This shows, he emphasized, the importance of complying with the measures established to prevent the spread of the virus.
Considering that more than half of the positive cases in Cuba have been asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis, he said, 'we cannot trust apparently healthy people, we must be suspicious and always maintain protection because an oversight can lead to such transmission.
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