The minister insisted on his Facebook account that although the numbers in September show some improvement in most of Cuban provinces, we cannot assume that the epidemic is over.
He pointed out that the average number of confirmed cases per day decreased from 8,552 in August to 7,434 last month, while 223,013 people were diagnosed with the disease in September, as compared to 265,121 patients confirmed in August (the worst month of the epidemic in Cuba).
Dr. Portal Miranda recalled that in September, the vaccination campaign for children began, and is progressing satisfactorily.
Likewise, the vaccination of people allergic to thiomersal and those convalescing from the disease began, he stressed.
On Tuesday, Cuba reported 48.9 percent of its inhabitants (5,470,999) with the complete Covid-19 vaccination scheme and, in total, 9,500,166 people have received at least the first dose of one of the country’s own vaccines.
The minister added that the effort of all officials and workers from the health sector should come along with the individual responsibility of every Cuban.
The gradual normalization of activities in Cuba and the coming back of youngsters to school are challenges to our society in which we all should be involved, he concluded.