Cuba reports 26 cases of Covid-19, totaling 5,483

Havana - A total of 26 people tested positive for Covid-19 in Cuba in the last 24 hours, a list that now stands at 5,483 since the first cases in March, health authorities reported today.

The above was announced at a press conference by Dr. Francisco Durán, National Director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba, who updated on the epidemiological situation of the country associated with Covid-19.

Until midnight, 7,999 samples were studied in the different molecular biology laboratories of the national territory, so that the country accumulates 599 thousand 20 samples made, of which 0.92 percent were positive, explained the expert.

He also reported that yesterday there were no fatalities from Covid-19, which means that this figure remains at 122 since the beginning of the disease in March.

Of the total of the infections registered the day before, 100 percent are Cuban and were contacts of confirmed cases. Of them, 13 were male and 13 female.

Of the 5,483 patients diagnosed with the disease, 572, 10.4 percent, and of these people 567 (99.1 percent) with stable clinical evolution remain confirmed.

This Sunday 36 patients who were admitted were discharged, so there are 4,787 recovered (87.3 percent). Two patients in critical condition and three in serious condition were also reported, added the epidemiologist.

Durán drew attention to the complex situation that still exists in the provinces of Havana and Ciego de Ávila, where the majority of Covid-19 cases in the country are concentrated.

At the same time, he highlighted the strong work that is being developed in these western and central territories of the island to reduce the chains of infections and eliminate the disease.

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