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Cuba reports 1,460 Covid-19 cases and eight deaths

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Cuba reports 1,460 Covid-19 cases and eight deaths

Havana, Feb 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Wednesday reported 1,460 new Covid-19 cases and the number of contagions in the country was lower than 2,000 for a second consecutive day.
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According to data from the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), that figure accounts for 8.8 percent of 16,561 PCR tests analyzed on Tuesday to detect the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, totaling 12,715,747 samples so far.

Cuba has accumulated 1,047,860 contagions since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country on March 11, 2020.

The report by the health institution states that 21,942 patients are in hospitals or at home nationwide, 10,663 of whom are suspected cases, 156 are under epidemiological surveillance and 11,123 are active cases.

Of the active cases, 11,069 are clinically stable while 54 are being treated in intensive care units: 23 are in a critical condition and 31 seriously ill.

In the last few hours, 2,484 patients were discharged after recovering from the disease, so the total number of recovered people is 1,028,263, accounting for 98.1 percent of all cases, the MINSAP added.

Eight people died on Tuesday due to complications related to the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, totaling 8,415 deaths since 2020.

Cuba’s lethality rate is 0.80 percent, a figure much lower than 1.5 percent recorded globally and 1.84 in the Americas.

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