Cuba confirms 13 new cases of COVID-19 and closes a week marked by the rebound

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Havana, Aug 2 (EFE) .- Cuba confirmed this Sunday 13 new cases of COVID-19 diagnosed and thus closes a week in which the daily numbers of infections have risen, mostly in Havana and the neighboring province of Artemisa. , where several foci of local transmission have been registered.

Of the 13 Cubans detected with the coronavirus the day before, 6 reside in Havana, which has remained stagnant in phase 1 of the reopening since last July 3 and is the only Cuban territory at that stage, which eliminates some of the restrictions. tougher imposed at the start of the pandemic.

According to the daily report of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) to update the situation of COVID, another 6 infections reported today correspond to people who returned from Venezuela and were in the mandatory quarantine period established for travelers entering the country .

Artemis, which has been the focus of a focus in the last week that has left 76 infections so far, yesterday, Saturday, only confirmed a new case.

This situation has caused that province to currently show an incidence rate of the disease of 14.76 confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Havana with 3.65, according to the director of epidemiology of the Minsap, Francisco Durán, today. your morning press conference.

The specialist indicated that to date 270,989 PCR tests – supplemented by rapid tests – have been carried out on the island, which have detected 2,646 people with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Of the 13 cases of the day, 6 are asymptomatic, 6 resulted from contacts of previously confirmed cases and in one the source of infection has not yet been determined.

The island accumulates 21 consecutive days without deaths and maintains a record of 87 deaths due to the pandemic.

In the last 24 hours there were only 2 hospital discharges. 188 patients with the disease are kept in hospital, 187 of them with an uncomplicated clinical course, while one person remains in a critical but stable state.

In Cuba 2,369 people have recovered from Covid-19, 89.6 percent of the 2,646 infected since last March 11.

Currently there are 507 people hospitalized, 302 for epidemiological observation, 188 confirmed, 17 under surveillance and 4,850 are followed from the community program of Primary Health Care.

While the capital and the Mayabeque province are in phases 1 and 2 of the de-escalation, respectively, the rest of the 15 provinces and the Isle of Youth are in the third and last stage, which restores economic activities to full capacity and productive, health services and all bureaucratic procedures, although the use of the mask in public and closed spaces is still mandatory.

Cuba received the first foreign tourists yesterday since the closure of its borders last April due to the pandemic and a month after it officially reopened its keys to international travelers to reactivate one of the vital sectors for its deteriorating economy and one of the most impacted by COVID-19.

(c) EFE Agency

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