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Cuba maintains a high Covid-19 positivity rate

Cuba maintains a high Covid-19 positivity rate

Havana, Aug 11 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Wednesday reported 8,605 new Covid-19 cases, so the total number of confirmed cases of the pandemic since last year rose to 483,710 (6.9 percent).
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At his daily briefing on television, National Director of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), Dr. Francisco Duran, reported the death of 76 patients due to complications from this disease, including two maternal deaths, thus totaling 3,684.

Dr. Duran said that 37,405 real-time PCR tests were performed on Tuesday throughout the country to detect the presence of the virus, a figure which has risen to 6,974,201 since March 2020.

He added that 45,383 people remain hospitalized in health institutions with the active virus, 44,897 of whom have a stable clinical evolution, 311 are in a serious condition and 175 are in a critical one.

Regarding the diagnosis in people under 20 years of age, he reported 1,644 confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, 1,543 of whom were children, three critical, and four serious patients are in intensive care.

He reiterated the appeal to families to take extreme health measures to avoid contagion in this population group with a daily average of 1,571.

There were 9,200 hospital discharges, so a total of 434,587 people have recovered from this disease, although not free of after-effects, the expert said.


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