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Cuba reports 241 new cases and no deaths from Covid-19


Cuba reports 241 new cases and no deaths from Covid-19

Havana, Dec 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Wednesday reported 241 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths from this disease, so the total number of cases rose to 965,243 and the death toll soared to 8,321 since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020.
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The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP, in Spanish) reported on its web page that 18,571 samples were studied for epidemiological control at the end of December 28, amounting to 11,626,920.

Some 49 cases came from abroad, and work is being carried out to determine the source of infection in 4 of 6 cases. Regarding age groups, 37 people under 20 years of age were reported; 89 cases aged from 20 to 39; 73 aged from 40 to 59; and 42 with 60 years of age and over.

There are 768 active cases in hospitals, 757 of which have a stable clinical evolution; 8 are in a serious state and 3 are in a critical one. Ninety-six medical discharges were granted on Tuesday, totaling 956,977 recovered patients (99.0 percent).

The provinces of Havana and Pinar del Rio (west) reported the highest number of cases in the past 24 hours with 60 and 36, respectively, followed by Camagüey (center) with 23 ones.

On the other hand, the country’s top leaders on Tuesday approved new measures to reinforce border surveillance and increase active research in view of the surge in positive Covid-19 cases.

So far, the country has identified 44 people with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, described by the World Health Organization as a cause for concern.


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