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Cuba reports 8,936 new Covid-19 cases and 93 deaths

Havana, Aug 10 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) on Tuesday reported 8,936 new Covid-19 cases, a figure that shows a little change in the epidemiological situation in this nation.

With this figure, the total number of contagions since March 2020 has risen to 475,105.

Dr. Francisco Duran, national director of Epidemiology at MINSAP, stated that 46,054 active patients are in hospitals or their homes nationwide, and 45,593 are clinically stable.

In his regular press briefing on television, Dr. Duran added that 461 patients are being treated in intensive care units, 293 of them are seriously ill and 168 are in a critical condition.

The specialist mentioned 1,642 children have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, in the last 24 hours, including 115 newborns and 45 under six months of age. Five minors are seriously ill and eight are in a critical condition at intensive care units nationwide.

Dr. Duran noted that 9,935 patients were discharged from hospitals on Monday, so the number of recovered patients rose to 425,387.

The expert added that 93 people died due to complications related to the disease in the last 24 hours, so the death toll rose to 3,608.

Cuba’s chief epidemiologist stated that 10,848,920 doses of the Covid-19 Soberana 02 vaccine candidate and the Abdala (CIGB-66) vaccine have been administered in Cuba through health interventions, intervention studies and clinical trials.