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Cuba reports slight increase in Covid-19 cases

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Cuba reports slight increase in Covid-19 cases

Havana, Mar 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reported 729 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, and although there are 55 fewer patients than on Sunday, there was a slight increase in the number of contagions over the last week, health authorities informed.
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In a televised press conference, the national director of Epidemiology, Dr. Francisco Duran, stated that in the previous seven days (until March 19), 3,902 people were diagnosed with Covid-19, 72 more than in the previous week.

The provinces with the highest incidence are Holguin, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Guantanamo and Las Tunas.

In addition, 8,729 people are still hospitalized (1,306 more than the previous week), 5,303 patients are under epidemiological surveillance and 3,411 are active cases.

Dr. Duran added that 3,390 patients maintain a stable clinical evolution, while 21 remain in intensive care units: four are critical and 17 are seriously ill.

An even more worrying figure is that of children with Covid-19 in the last week, totaling 1,380; 449 more than in the previous seven days, the expert pointed out.

Cuba has accumulated 11,214 Covid-19 cases so far in March, accounting for an average of 590 contagions a day.

In total, 1,82,201 Covid-19 cases have been diagnosed in Cuba since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020.

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