Dr. Maria Guadalupe Guzman, head of the Research, Diagnosis and Reference Center of the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine.

Havana, Cuba: Four of the 17 variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus identified in Cuba remain, and the Delta is predominant throughout the country, experts reported today.

According to Prensa Latina, in a meeting between the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel, with scientists involved in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. María Guadalupe Guzmán explained that the other variants with a presence on the island are the Alpha, the Beta and the Gamma.

Forecasting studies show that the Delta should continue to circulate at least until December, said the director of Research, Diagnosis and Reference of the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine.

Beta is the one that has the highest incidence in the severity of patients and the numbers of deaths specified in the same way.

The expert recognized the progress of the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 with nationally produced immunogens, which, together with hygienic measures and protocols, influences the confrontation with transmission, she said according to a report from the TV.

The meeting based in the Palace of the Revolution also allowed us to analyze the projections of the evolution of the disease, when Cuba has a tendency to control this disease and there is a decrease in those confirmed per day.

They also exchanged on the strategy under construction to administer booster doses against Covid-19, which takes into account data such as the safety, efficacy and effectiveness of vaccines, in addition to the duration of the immune response.

The Cuban Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal, announced that this Tuesday, active cases with the disease decreased by 10 percent compared to the previous day (15,284, according to the latest report).

Also, at the end of October 10, 98.4 percent of the vaccinable population had received the first dose of an immunogen, and 63.7 percent the complete schedule.

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