Cuba: increased Covid-19 cases amounted to 3.093
Havana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba´s Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) on Tuesday reported 47 new Covid-19 cases for a total of 3,393, a figure that shows a sustained rise recently.
Dr. Francisco Duran, director of Epidemiology of MINSAP, stressed that those 47 new positive cases were the result of 4.054 tests carried out on Monday, with a total of 305.657 tests since March 11.
According to Dr. Duran, out of the new positives (21 women and 47 men), 32 were contacts of previously confirmed cases and the source of infection was not specified in 15, while 29 were asymptomatic.
Dr. Duran stressed that among the new cases there are three individuals under 20 years of age, which amounts to 338 in that age group, 89.2% of the total number of those who have been detected in the country.
He also pointed out that out of the 531 active patients, 525 have a stable clinical progress, 12 were discharged, for which there are 2,472 recoveries, while two patients are in critical condition and four are seriously ill.
No deaths have been reported, so death toll remains 88 for the seventh consecutive day, as a result of treatments and applied medications.
Dr. Duran once afresh called on population to hold a responsible behavior and to comply with isolation, protection and epidemiological surveillance measures, as well as their participation in the screenings carried out by health personnel.
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