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Cuba confirms 556 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths


Cuba confirms 556 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths

Havana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba today confirmed 556 new positive cases and no deaths from Covid-19, for a total of 967,498 infections and 8,324 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020.

The Public Health Ministry (Minsap) reported on its web page that 17,869 samples were studied for epidemiological control at the closing of the 2nd of this month, a figure which now totals 11,731,194.

Of the total number of cases, 105 come from abroad and 15 are being studied to determine the source of infection.

By age group, 94 correspond to children under 20 years old, from 20 to 39 years old there are 192, from 40 to 59 years old 181 were detected, and from 60 years old and over, 89.

A total of 234 medical discharges were granted, for a cumulative total of 957,26 patients recovered (98.9 percent).

There are 2,91 active cases admitted to health institutions, of which 2,67 maintain a stable clinical evolution, 20 are serious and four are critical, according to the publication.

On the other hand, the national director of Epidemiology of the Minsap, Dr. Francisco Duran, reported in a television conference that at the end of week 54 this country reported four deaths and more than 137,000 samples analyzed due to the increase in daily cases.

He explained that Cuba has so far accumulated 72 infections with the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease, 29 of them coming from abroad and nine of the rest are being worked on to determine the source of infection.

He specified that this variant is known to be highly contagious and to have mild symptoms and, in the case of our country, some patients were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis.


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