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Cuba insists on maintaining preventative measures to control COVID-19

Cuba medicos covidThe Cuban government reiterated its decision to maintain measures adopted to control COVID-19 and not lower our guard despite the increasingly lower numbers of patients confirmed per day, six this Monday, as well as the reduced number of active patients, 159 of 1,947 total cases confirmed since March 11.

During the first of these regular meetings this week chaired by President Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez, Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz emphasized the importance of convincing the population to avoid overconfidence and continue to abide by preventative measures.

In his usual update to the country’s leadership on the epidemic, Public Health Minister José Ángel Portal Miranda explained that 2,068 COVID-19 patients remain under care and observation, including those in hospitals, and isolation centers for contacts and suspected cases. This number, he said, is the lowest since April 22, when there were more than 10,700 in these categories.

He added that 96.8% of hospitalized patients are in stable condition; adding that total deaths remain at 82, none on Monday; and 15 medical discharges were granted, for a total of 1,704 patients recovered.

The Minister reported that, over the last 15 days, the highest rates of incidence of cases per 100,000 inhabitants are in Matanzas and Havana. While the Isle of Youth and eight provinces – Sancti Spíritus, Artemisa, Granma, Mayabeque, Holguín, Cienfuegos, Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo – have reported no cases during this period of time.

Havana Governor Reinaldo Garcia Zapata explained that 205 patients remain hospitalized in the capital. These include 84 confirmed cases and 121 suspected. The hospital occupancy rate, he said, stands at 18%.


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