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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Covid-19 in Cuba: figures are still favorable

Havana, Jul 16.- With the good news that at the end of Wednesday, no patients in critical condition were reported, the Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda, updated the evening meeting of the task force for the prevention and control of Covid-19, headed by President Díaz- Canel , and the Prime Minister.

The head of Public Health explained that when six new patients positive to coronavirus were diagnosed this Wednesday, the number of confirmed cases remained hospitalized at the moment, which means only 2, 9% of total cases.

Although Havana continues to be the most affected province in the country and where the largest number of PCR samples are currently performed, these studies continue to be carried out throughout the national territory. At the close of Tuesday - Portal Miranda assured - with the processing of 3,372 samples, one of the highest figures made in the Cuba was reached since the first positive cases were detected in March.

Only in the capital, he later said, a new local transmission event was opened this Wednesday, with which three of the 47 local transmission events that have occurred in the country since the beginning of the epidemic remain active.

Meanwhile, Havana deputy governor, Yanet Hernández Pérez, when updating the epidemiological situation in the province, which continues to go through phase one, assured that the five health indicators established by the Ministry of Health are being met.

With the study of 2,239 PCR samples on Tuesday, she said, the search for cases persists in all the municipalities of the province, which will allow us to continue expanding the study areas and cut paths for transmission. 

During the meeting, based in the Palace of the Revolution, the governors of Santiago de Cuba and Guantánamo also reported. As it was known, the two provinces exceed 75 days without positive cases for coronavirus, which is a sample of the epidemiological stability and control in both territories. (Cuba Presidency) (Photo: Revolution Study)