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Cuba with 8,666 Covid-19 cases and 84 deaths

Cuba with 8,666 Covid-19 cases and 84 deaths

Havana, Aug 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reported today 8,666 positive cases of SARS-CoV-2, the cause of Covid-19, 1,106 cases less than yesterday, but the epidemiological situation remains critical.

This was confirmed in his usual televised press conference by the national director of Epidemiology, Francisco Duran, who regretted the death of 84 people in the past 24 hours due to complications with the disease.

With these data, the Caribbean island accumulates a total of 545,275 patients positive to SARS-CoV-2 since March 11, 2020 and 4,240 deaths.

Duran warned that the greatest number of sick people are the result of autochthonous transmission, source of infection of 8,647 cases the day before, while 19 are imported.

The specialist detailed that 99,357 people remain in hospitals or at home, of which 50,137 are suspected; 4,490 are under surveillance and 44,730 have the active virus.

So far, 44,472 patients have a stable clinical evolution, while 128 are critical and 330 are seriously ill.

Dr. Duran warned about the high number of pediatric patients, which reached 1,629 this day, and in the last 15 days, 24,199 infants were confirmed sick, for an average of 1,600 each day.

In the last hours, 8,010 people were discharged from hospital and the total number of recovered patients reached 496,332.

A total of 3.47,933 Cubans have already been fully immunized (three injections), which represents 27.1 percent of the country’s entire population (approximately 11.300,000).


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