Dr. Francisco Duran, national director of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), informed that 53 people died on Tuesday due to complications related to the disease, so the death toll increased to 2,072.
In his regular press briefing on television, Dr. Duran added that 36,852 active patients are in hospitals nationwide, including 36,533 who are clinically stable, 171 who are seriously ill and 148 who are in a critical condition.
Cuba’s chief epidemiologist reported 1,222 children (people under 20) with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, including 1,143 in pediatric ages.
He reiterated the call to the family to step up hygienic-sanitary measures to avoid contagions in this population group.
The expert said that 5,117 people were discharged from Cuban hospitals on Tuesday, so the number of recuperated patients rose to 261,874.
On Tuesday, all molecular biology laboratories in Cuba made 46,350 PCR tests in real time to detect the presence of the virus, totaling 5,997,158 samples so far.