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Cuba reports infant mortality rate of 4.9 in a year marked by COVID-19

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Cuba closed ranks in the protection of our children, and maintained first-world indicators, ending 2020 with an infant mortality rate of 4.9 per 1,000 live births, 36 fewer deaths than the previous year. This accomplishment was achieved at the same time that COVID-19 led to one of the worse health crises the world has ever seen. According to preliminary information from the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), in addition to the extraordinary achievement of not registering a single infant or maternal death as a result of the virus.