Two children die in Cuba from COVID-19

The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported this Saturday the death of two children in Cuba from COVID-19, a 14-year-old girl from Camagüey and a five-year-old boy from Havana.

“We reported today the death of two children with COVID-19, a 14-year-old girl from the Najasa municipality, in the province of Camagüey, who was previously operated on,” said Francisco Durán García, who then added that “unfortunately she died with COVID-19 due to the complications it presented, “although it did not specify what those complications were.

“Likewise, a 5-year-old boy from the Marianao municipality of the province of Havana, who actually had a group of complications although he was not a child who had previous illnesses,” added the specialist in reference to the second patient.

After the unfortunate report this Saturday, there are already 11 minors who have died in Cuba from COVID-19, according to official figures, since the beginning of the pandemic, in March 2020.

This same week, on Monday, the death of a two-month-old Cuban baby, residing in the main municipality of Las Tunas, was also reported, who also became the third infant to die in just two months, after in July and August, the deaths of two other two-month-old infants were reported.

In addition to 79 deaths, the MINSAP reported this Monday 8,035 new cases of coronavirus, of which 1,878 are less than 20 years old; 1,794 of them are pediatric cases; 137 infants; 52 are less than six months old and five are newborns.

At this time, 98,440 patients are admitted for epidemiological clinical surveillance in Cuba: of them 55,475 suspects, 4,113 under surveillance and 37,957 active cases (944 more than the previous day). 400 patients are cared for in intensive care, 120 of them critically ill and 280 seriously ill.

In the segment dedicated to commenting on the deaths, the national director of Epidemiology, Francisco Durán García, regretted that in the last hours 10 people under 50 years of age and 9 patients without previous associated pathologies had died.

After the new report, the total number of accumulated cases in Cuba since March 2020 amounted to 737,168.

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