Contagions in Cuba continue to increase with 52 new cases and another death


(EFE) .- Covid-19 infections in Cuba continue to increase for the second day in a row, with 52 new cases and another death this Saturday, according to the daily report of the Island’s Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), which has just finished open its borders to foreign visitors for the first time in seven months.

With the death announced this Saturday, a 53-year-old Cuban with previous illnesses, there are already 125 deaths with coronavirus in the country. Cuba accumulates to date 6,170 patients, of which 5,753 have recovered, for 93.2% of the total.

This is the second time in the last week – after 56 on Friday – that the daily positives exceed fifty, a number that was not reached since last October 3 and that represents a considerable increase compared to the reports of days previous (22, 17, 18 and 27).

After several days with records below two figures, Havana has 22 new cases, the vast majority concentrated in the municipality of San Miguel del Padrón.

Completing the list of infections, all autochthonous, the western Pinar del Río (1) and the central Sancti Spiritus (29), the only Cuban region with strong restrictions in force along with its neighbor Ciego de Ávila.

This is the second time in the last week, after 56 on Friday, that the daily positives exceed fifty

In these two central provinces is the current epicenter of the second wave of covid-19 that still affects the Island, so the Government decided to keep them isolated and out of the “new normal” that governs much of the country from this week.

Havana has not yet entered this stage, which includes the activation of services and economic activities at full capacity, along with the reopening of commercial flights.

The capital is in phase 3, the previous step to the “new normal”, with public transport, restaurants, theaters and cinemas reopened with capacity limitations, although no date for the restart of regular air operations at the José Martí airport. the only one that US airlines can reach.

2,247 patients remain in Cuban hospitals, including 290 active cases of the disease: 2 critical, 5 serious and the rest with stable evolution.

The 7,085 PCR samples completed this Friday add up to 735,511 tests carried out on the island since the beginning of the epidemic last March.


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