Havana: The national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health of Cuba, Dr. Francisco Durán, reported 65 deaths this Friday and 8,736 positive samples for Covid-19 during the last 24 hours, for a cumulative of 375,721 diagnoses since the beginning of the disease in the nation, Radio Habana Cuba publishes.
During his usual press conference, the specialist reported that at midnight yesterday 89 thousand 867 patients were admitted, of them 42 thousand 924 suspects, 3 thousand 782 in epidemiological surveillance and 43 thousand 161 confirmed assets.
Durán explained that the country analyzed 51,142 samples the day before for a cumulative of 6 million 465 thousand 603 samples analyzed.
The epidemiologist announced that, of the 8,736 patients, 433 were asymptomatic at the time of diagnosis, 8,642 have a source of infection in previously confirmed cases, 61 have a source of infection abroad and in 33 people the source of contagion is unknown and 8,675 are autochthonous.
Regarding age groups, 1,694 children under 19 years of age were diagnosed, and 1,582 were diagnosed in pediatric ages (101 under one year of age). In the ages of 20 to 39 years, 2,565 cases were confirmed, between 40 and 59 years 2,824 cases and 1,653 people over 60 years of age.
Residence by province of the confirmed cases:
Pinar del Río: 175, Artemisa: 423, Havana: 1,736, Mayabeque: 371, Matanzas: 1,112, Cienfuegos: 834, Sancti Spíritus: 161, Villa Clara: 638, Ciego de Ávila: 1,098, Camagüey: 468, Las Tunas: 301, Granma: 195, Holguín: 277, Santiago de Cuba: 550 and Guantánamo: 397.
The doctor specified that, of the 375 thousand 721 patients diagnosed with the disease since the beginning of it, 43 thousand 161 confirmed hospitalizations of them 42 thousand 788 with stable clinical evolution remain. 2,693 deaths are reported (65 in the last day) for a fatality of 0.72. The two evacuees remain, 54 returnees and 329 thousand 811 recovered patients accumulate (9 thousand 569 discharges of the day). 155 critically ill patients and 218 critically ill patients are reported.