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Cuba has exceeded 700,000 Covid-19 cases since 2020

Cuba has exceeded 700,000 Covid-19 cases since 2020

Havana, Sep 7 (Prensa Latina) With 7,771 new patients with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, Cuba on Tuesday accumulates more than 700,000 diagnosed cases since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in March 2020.

A total of 704,675 Covid-19 cases have been confirmed, most of whom have been reported in 2021, the national director of Epidemiology, Dr. Francisco Duran, said in his daily televised press briefing.

Statistics have increased considerably in the last quarter with averages of nearly 9,000 cases per day in August.

In addition, the death toll also rose on Tuesday, when 93 patients died due to complications from Covid-19, so Cuba has accumulated 5,881 deaths since 2020.

Dr. Duran explained that 54,636 tests were done the day before to detect the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, and nationwide 8,326,630 PCR tests have been made so far.

The expert added that Cuba has reached 660,702 patients recovered from Covid-19.

He pointed out that 100,731 people remain in hospitals and at home, 58,556 of whom are suspected cases, 4,140 patients are under epidemiological surveillance and 38,355 are still active.

Regarding the latter, 37,608 have a stable clinical evolution, while 144 are critical and 283 seriously ill.

Dr. Duran noted that 4,126,534 Cubans are already fully immunized (three vaccine doses), which represents 36.8 percent of the country’s entire population (approximately 11,300,000).


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