Cuba registers 36 new cases with Covid to total 269

Havana - With 36 new cases, the number of confirmed cases in Cuba with the Covid-19, caused by the SARS Cov-2 coronavirus, rose to 269, reported the Public Health Ministry today.

The director of Epidemiology of that agency, Francisco Duran, said at a press conference that of the last people affected by the disease, 35 are Cubans and one is from China.

Of the nationals diagnosed, he explained, five had the source of infection abroad, (three in Spain and one per capita in Haiti and the United States), 26 were contacts of confirmed cases and four contacts of travelers from abroad.

Until yesterday, 3,241 patients had been admitted to hospitals in Cuba, of which 1,518 were suspected and 247 confirmed, said Duran.

He added that another 26,587 people are being watched in their homes, from the Primary Health Care.

He also said that to detect Covid-19, 803 cases were examined the day before, and the Caribbean island accumulates 4,145 samples made for that purpose.

According to Duran, 239 patients out of the total diagnosed show stable clinical evolution, and there are six reported deaths, one evacuated to the United States, and 15 medical discharges, two more yesterday.

There are six people in critical condition and two in seriously ill, he added.

Furthermore, up to April 2, 178 countries had reported cases of Covid-19, with 928,437 confirmed cases and 46,891 deaths, and a lethality of 5.05 percent.

In the region of the Americas, there are 248,796 confirmed cases, 26.8 percent of the total number of reported cases in the world, with 5,940 deaths and a lethality of 2.4 percent.

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