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COVID-19 statistics improving in Cuba, but without overconfidence

cubacovid consejo ministrosOne hundred and ten days after the first three positive cases of COVID-19 were detected in Cuba, yesterday, June 29, the figures continued to be encouraging and testify to the work done to contain the epidemic. With eight new patients, ten medical discharges and no deaths the previous day, the positive trend continues.

This was confirmed by Minister of Public Health José Angel Portal Miranda, in his update on the country’s epidemiological situation presented during the prevention and control task force meeting, led every afternoon by President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz.

He pointed out that of the 2,340 patients diagnosed with the disease, only 41 active cases remain, 39 in Havana, a figure that continues to fall. 100% of these patients, he reported, are stable condition.

Governor Tamara Valido Benítez explained that, in the neighborhood affected, all residents have been administered PCR tests, while sanitary measures have been redoubled, as well as public communication to keep the population well informed.

The experience in this community – she noted – demonstrates the importance of compliance with preventative measures established for the first phase of the recovery period, to which the province transitioned on June 18. She insisted that avoiding undue confidence is key, at this time.

Thus, in the capital, with encouraging figures, but without overconfidence, preparatory work is underway, to ensure that the city is ready when the current epidemiological situation allows Havana to join the rest of the country in the transition to the recovery period’s first phase. Keeping the COVID-19 epidemic under control is the great challenge today.

(Source: Granma)

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