Reviving the nation, controlling the epidemic

Reviving the nation, controlling the epidemic

During yesterday’s meeting of the COVID-19 task force, led by President of the Republic Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz, Minister of Public Health José Angel Portal Miranda reported that 94% of patients with SARS-COV-2 in Cuba have recovered and, as of Tuesday, only one was in serious condition, with the other 67 hospitalized patients responding positively to treatment.
With Havana in the first phase of recovery and the rest of the country in the second, Cuba today has an incidence rate of 21.4 cases per 100,000 inhabitants. With the four cases reported Monday, the capital’s rate has increased discreetly to 63.8. Over the previous 15 days, a national total of 86 cases have been confirmed, most in Havana, and to a lesser extent in Mayabeque, with the rest of the country’s provinces reporting none.
Havana Lieutenant Governor Yanet Hernández Pérez reported that 2,592 PCR tests were administered on Monday in the city. The territory, she said, meets the five indicators established by the Ministry of Public Health to remain in phase one of recovery, including the incidence rate over the last 15 days (3.89), the reproductive index (0.66), active cases (64), cases with proven source of infection (94%) and open transmission events (2).
(Granma-Cubaminrex)

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