October 25, 2020

Coronavirus rebounds in Cuba with seven new infections

Cuba registered seven new infections of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus on Wednesday, a figure that represents an increase compared to the average of the previous days and leaves the total number of cases at 2,348, the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) reported.

The deaths of patients with COVID-19 in Cuba remain at 86, as no deaths have been reported today, indicated the director of Epidemiology of the Minsap, Francisco Durán.

Of the seven new infected on this day, five were located in the same municipality of Havana, El Cotorro, where an outbreak of the virus was detected last week at a time when almost no cases were detected on the island.

Outside the capital, which has been the epicenter of the coronavirus in recent weeks, another case was detected in the nearby province of Mayabeque and the remaining one in the eastern province of Las Tunas, although the latter contracted the disease abroad and tested positive. in the test carried out in the isolation center where travelers pass a mandatory quarantine.

Four medical discharges were registered on Wednesday, bringing the number of fully recovered patients from COVID-19 to 2,218.

The cases of the day were detected among 2,272 PCR samples completed the day before, bringing the tests of this type carried out on the island to 173,063, complemented by rapid tests, mostly from China.

The city of Havana is the only territory in Cuba that maintains the harshest restrictions of the pandemic and where the first phase of the de-escalation has not begun, which includes, among other measures, the resumption of urban public transport and tourism only for local.

The doors to foreign tourism were also opened today, although in a very restrictive way since visitors can only access complexes in some keys (small islands) and they are banned from moving around the rest of the country.

At the moment, it has not been reported about the arrival of charter flights to the airports that will serve the keys.

In Cuban hospitals, 42 patients with the virus remain hospitalized, of which 41 evolve without complications and one is in serious condition.


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