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Cuba once again surpasses 2,000 Covid-19 cases in one day

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Cuba once again surpasses 2,000 Covid-19 cases in one day

Havana, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reported on Sunday 2,723 Covid-19 cases and for the second consecutive day this Caribbean island surpassed the 2,000 confirmed cases in 24 hours.

Data from the Public Health Ministry (Minsap) indicate that 18,574 patients have been admitted to isolation centers, of whom 9,728 are suspected, 351 are under surveillance and 8,495 are active patients with infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus.

So far, 8,457 patients are clinically stable and 38 are being treated in intensive care units.

With today’s data, the country accumulates 977,410 patients diagnosed with this coronavirus since March 11, 2020.

In the last few hours, 852 medical discharges were granted, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 960,530 (98.3 percent of all confirmed patients).

Yesterday, the death of two people from the disease was regretted and the overall death toll in the Caribbean nation due to the pandemic rose to 8,328 since last year.

With this figure, the country’s lethality rate is 0.85 percent; much lower than the 1.81 in the world and 2.19 in the Americas.

In view of this situation, the island’s health authorities informed that starting on Monday, January 10, a broad campaign to administer the booster dose of Cuban vaccines against Covid-19 will be intensively carried out in several provinces of the country.

In order to receive the booster dose, it is necessary that people have the complete vaccination schedule (three doses of Abdala or two of Soberana 02 and one of Soberana Plus) and that three months have elapsed since the last shot.

With the aim of detecting as many infected people as possible, a total of 44,279 tests were carried out the previous day, bringing the total number of samples taken in Cuba to 11,924,631.


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