Coronavirus infections in Cuba drop to 701, the third lowest figure in March
The cases of COVID-19 dropped to 701 in Cuba this Sunday, only hours until the end of March, a month that has left 22,614 infections and it seems that it will remain in the statistics as the one with the worst results for the island in its confrontation with the pandemic.
The figure is the third lowest of the month after infections fell to 639 on the 12th, and to 689 on the 17th.
This Monday the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) issued the information in its daily report, where it confirms that most of the patients identified in the last 24 hours were infected through autochthonous transmission (696) of the SARS-CoV-2 virus: 661 were contacts of confirmed cases and five were acquired abroad, all Cuban travelers.
The two deceased of the day were from Havana. With them, the coronavirus death toll already stands at 417 in Cuba.
Havana continues to be the province that identifies the most daily cases: 378, between autochthonous and imported. In addition, the 12 municipalities that concentrate 49.7% of the transmission in the last two weeks are from the capital. Old Havana, Regla and Centro Habana present the most complicated situation.
As for daily cases, the capital is followed by Santiago de Cuba (71) and Camagüey (63). On the contrary, Ciego de Ávila (six) and the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud (one) present the lowest figures.
By age group, those under 20 and over 60, the most vulnerable, accounted for the largest number of cases on the day. 112 were under the age of 20; among them, 101 in pediatric ages and, within these, six under one year of age. Meanwhile, 109 over 60 years of age were detected.
Until midnight, 23,773 people were hospitalized; of them 71 in intensive care, where the condition of 27 people was reported as critical and 44 as serious.
Yesterday, and according to the MINSAP, 19,360 PCR samples were processed to detect the day’s 701 patients with the coronavirus. 705 discharges were reported, with which there are now 73,204 recovered patients.
45.8% of all cases were asymptomatic.