Cuba reports 8,035 infections and 79 people died from coronavirus

The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported this Saturday 79 deaths from COVID-19 and 8,035 new cases from coronavirus.

Specialist Francisco Durán García, National Director of Epidemiology at MINSAP, especially lamented the death of two children on the day: a 14-year-old girl from Camagüey and a 5-year-old boy living in Havana.

He also reported that in the last hours 10 people under 50 died and 9 “apparently healthy” patients, that is, without previous associated pathologies.

98,440 patients remain admitted to Cuba, of which 55,475 are suspected of having contracted the virus; 4,113 are under surveillance and 38,852 are confirmed and active cases of COVID-19.

409 patients are cared for in intensive care, 130 of them critically ill and 279 seriously ill.

Under 20 years, 1,878 cases were diagnosed in the last hours. Of these, 1,794 were pediatric, 137 infants, 52 under 6 months of age, and five newborns.

The remaining patients are distributed in the following age groups: 20 to 39 years (1,975); from 40 to 59 years old (2,428); and more than 60 (1,754).

Of the total number of cases reported today in the country, 7,994 are contacts of previously confirmed cases, 17 are imported and in 34 the origin of the contagion is unknown.

The total figure of Accumulated cases in Cuba since the beginning of the pandemic amounted to 737,168.

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