Havana, July 21 - Survival in minors with Covid-19 in Cuba exceeds 99 percent, although in the third outbreak 41 thousand cases of that population accumulated, reported the director of the National Pediatric Group, Liset López.
During a meeting with the Cuban president, Miguel Díaz-Canel, and other government authorities, the specialist specified that complications such as encephalitis and pneumonia were detected in pediatric patients at the current peak of the disease.
The challenge for the management of children and adolescents in the current scenario is in updating health protocols with home admission, he acknowledged.
The family, he said, is an important part to face it, so each case must be analyzed to meet the criteria of this procedure and prevent minors from getting sick.
During the meeting, the National Pathology group released the results of a study in deaths as a result of the disease that showed damage to other vital organs in addition to the lungs, such as the heart, liver and kidneys.
For his part, the dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computing of the University of Havana, Raúl Guinovart, assured that the forecasts confirm an increase in the number of new cases of Covid-19 in the country.
The nation is experiencing a pandemic peak with Havana and Matanzas, both to the west, as epicenters, he said.
The expert predicted that both territories will have a decrease in infections as vaccination progresses.
Authorities of the government working group for the control of Covid-19 agreed that the success in the fight against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus lies in the extension of immunization and compliance with the measures. (PL)