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Cuban government continues to fight Covid-19



Havana, May 13 .- 63 days after confirming the first positive cases of Covid-19 in Cuba, the behavior of the disease in the country remains within the most favorable forecasts, and the Government continues the systematic evaluation of measures implemented.

 Tuesday afternoon President Miguel Díaz- Canel, and the Prime Minister, Manuel Marrero Cruz, led a new meeting with the temporary working group for the prevention and control of the new coronavirus , where the head of Public Health, José Angel Portal Miranda, highlighted the positive trend of fewer active cases in the country.

As detailed by Portal Miranda, of the 1,804 patients confirmed to Covid-19, at the closing of this Monday 447 people were admitted, which represents 25% of the total. Likewise, he highlighted that 99.1% of them maintained a favorable clinical evolution.

When 48 new discharges were registered in the last day, said the Minister of Public Health, a total of 1,277 recovered patients were found in the country, a figure that represents 70.7% of the total confirmed.

On the other hand, the Head of Public Health confirmed that this Tuesday began, in all provinces, the real-time PCR molecular tests on representative samples of the apparently healthy Cuban population. In the study it is planned - he assured - to take the samples in the homes of the people who are part of said research.

Likewise, he said that while the Cuban Public Health System continues to be involved in confronting the new coronavirus in the national territory, 25 medical brigades from the international contingent Henry Reeve , made up of more than two thousand collaborators, contribute to saving lives in different places.

During the day of this Tuesday, and through videoconference, the provinces of Villa Clara, where 24 of the 211 patients confirmed with the Covid-19 remain hospitalized, and Havana, which continues to be, with 868 positive cases, the territory with the highest number in Cuba. (Text: presidencia.gob.cu) (Photo: Revolution Studies)