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Cuba reports 72 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths

Havana, Aug 17 (Prensa Latina) The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) on Wednesday reported 72 new Covid-19 cases, totaling 1,109,649 contagions since the outbreak of the pandemic in Cuba in March 2020.

According to the MINSAP website, 343 of 350 active cases nationwide are clinically stable, while seven are being treated in intensive care units: two are in a critical condition and five who are seriously ill.

MINSAP added that 97 patients were discharged from hospitals, so the total number of recovered patients rose to 1,100,711 (99.2 percent of all cases).

It added that 597 patients are in hospitals or at home nationwide, 247 of whom are suspected cases.

According to the official report, no deaths were reported as a result of the disease in the last 24 hours, so the death toll remains at 8,529.