COVID-19 in Cuba

The Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported another yet day without deaths from COVID-19 and with just 3 new cases of the virus, all of them Cuban.

Havana, Cuba.- Of the 2,315 patients diagnosed with the disease so far, 115 people remain hospitalized as active cases, 114 are evolving stably, and one is in critical condition, said Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of Epidemiology.

The new positive patients are a woman and two men, all from the province of Havana, contacts of confirmed or suspected cases, and asymptomatic, added the specialist.

A total of 2,069 diagnostic tests were studied on Sunday throughout the national territory in order to detect the presence of coronavirus, with 153,233 samples taken so far.

Two hundred forty patients remain in hospitals under clinical-epidemiological surveillance, and another 327 people are being followed up on at their homes by the Primary Health Care.

There were no deceases to report for Sunday, thus the death toll remains at 85.

All the Cuban provinces, except Havana and Matanzas, as well as the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud, began the first phase of the recovery stage after not having reported any more people diagnosed positive for SARS-CoV-2 for a month or longer.

Health authorities insist on the need for strict compliance with control and protection measures to prevent the spread of the disease and the reappearance of outbreaks.

CUBA HAS LATIN AMERICA'S SECOND BEST RECOVERY RATE FROM COVID-19

91.4 percent of Cubans who got infected with COVID-19 in Cuba has recovered, an indicator that places the island today as having the second best recovery rate in Latin America and the Caribbean.

According to Dr. Francisco Durán, director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, 2,113 of the 2,315 people who got sick with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus received medical discharge in this nation.

Statistics from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), updated yesterday mid-afternoon, indicate that Uruguay has the best percentage of recoveries in the aforementioned geographic area with 94.9 percent.

Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Uruguay has reported 859 cases with the deadly disease, 815 have recovered and 25 died.

Following Uruguay and Cuba, among the most prominent countries in this indicator are, in descending order, Chile, with 82.8 percent, Mexico (75.2), Paraguay (63.1), Panama (56.9) and the Dominican Republic (56.7).

In general, according to PAHO data, Latin America and the Caribbean presents a percentage of recoveries of 54.5 with 2,0228,322 confirmed cases. (PL)