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Cuba reports 7,950 new Covid-19 cases and 77 deaths

Cuba reports 7,950 new Covid-19 cases and 77 deaths

Havana, Aug 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Monday reported 7,950 new Covid-19 cases, so the total number of contagions since March 2020 has risen to 466,169 (6.8 percent).
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Dr. Francisco Duran, national director of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), said that 77 people, included three pregnant women, died due to complications related to the disease in the last 24 hours, so the death toll increased to 3,515.

On Sunday, all molecular biology laboratories in Cuba made 39,358 PCR tests in real time to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, totaling 6,899,423 samples so far.

In his regular press briefing on television, Dr. Duran added that 46,746 active patients are in hospitals or their homes nationwide, including 46,272 who are clinically stable, 308 who are seriously ill and 166 who are in a critical condition.

Cuba’s chief epidemiologist reported 1,644 children (people under 20) with Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, including 1,558 in pediatric ages.

He reiterated the call to families to step up hygienic-sanitary measures to prevent contagions in this population group, with an average of 1,559 cases per day.

The specialist informed that 8,418 patients were discharged from hospitals on Sunday, so the number of recovered patients rose to 415,852, although they are not free of sequels.

Havana (west) is the most hit province by the disease, with 1,625 cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Cienfuegos (center), with 1,071; and Santiago de Cuba (east), with 506.

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