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Cuba closes week of increase in Covid cases



Havana, Nov 7 - Cuba concludes a week with an increase in the number of cases diagnosed with Covid-19, as a result of the deterioration of the epidemiological situation in the provinces of Pinar del Río, Ciego de Ávila and Artemisa.

Francisco Durán, national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health, said that in this period of time 551 patients were confirmed with the coronavirus, the cause of the infectious disease, one died and 333 medical discharges, in addition to 59,659 samples were studied in PCR studies (Polymerase Chain Reaction).

The specialist pointed out that when reviewing the statistics of the behavior of the pandemic, it is evident the need to comply with discipline with the home isolation of the contacts of suspected cases and to maintain active epidemiological surveillance, since a high percentage of confirmed are asymptomatic or contacts direct from sick patients.

In the weekly press conference on the pandemic, he valued that there are provinces that have not reported cases for several months based on good surveillance and there is confidence that the territories that now present a complex situation will be able to control the disease.

In this regard, the expert pointed out that Cuba's potential in confronting Covid-19 is attention to 100% of confirmed cases, isolation of contacts and active investigation. (ACN) (Photo: File)