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Coronavirus in Cuba: new infections drop to nine; eight of them asymptomatic

Although the number of hospitalizations for the SARS-CoV-2 virus amounted to 400 and that of people under surveillance in their homes reached 3,436, in the last 24 hours the new infections decreased to nine, as reported today by Cuban health authorities.

During his presentation to the press, in which Dr. Francisco Durán, national director of epidemiology, seemed remarkably upset, he said that the effort being made by millions of people could not be destroyed by “an unruly group,” and warned that measures will be taken so that the pandemic doesn’t get out of control on the island.

Regarding the new registered cases, he warned that all were Cuban, six contacts of confirmed cases and three with sources of infection abroad. Eight of them were asymptomatic at the time of their diagnosis.

Their geographical location corresponds to the capital’s municipalities of Habana del Este, La Lisa, Guanabacoa, San Miguel del Padrón, Arroyo Naranjo and Boyeros. The contagions from abroad occurred in Venezuela and the Bahamas.

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Women predominated over men (6-3) among those positive to COVID-19 today, and by age group they are as follows: from 41 to 59 years, four cases; under 20 and 20 to 40 years, two; over 60, one.

For the results of the last day, 3,455 tests were processed, with which the country has made a total of 260,451; 2,597 have been positive.