Cuba confirms 2788 new cases of coronavirus reported today

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Cuba confirms today, January 12, 2788 cases of coronavirus reported throughout the national territory.

The Ministry of Public Health (Minsap) said that after taking 40,736 samples for surveillance during the day, 2788 were positive, a slight increase over the previous day.

Minsap also clarified in its daily report that no deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

At the close of January 11, 24646 patients remained hospitalized throughout the island, while the number of suspected cases exceeded 12452 people and 12011 citizens remained active with the disease.

On the other hand, some six provinces of the national territory report today more than 200 contagions. They are: Artemisa: 214 cases, Mayabeque: 298 cases, Matanzas: 215 cases, Villa Clara: 256 cases, Camagüey: 299 cases, Las Tunas: 200 cases; demarcations with the highest incidence.

Of the total number of cases (2,788): 2,492 were contacts of confirmed cases; 92 with source of infection abroad; 204 without specified source of infection, according to the MINSAP note.

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Moreover, some 496 of the confirmed infections were asymptomatic, bringing the total number of cases to 137,242, representing 14.0% of those detected to date.

By age group, persons between 20 and 39 years of age (857) and between 40 and 59 years of age (868) were the groups with the highest incidence reported in the last 24 hours.

So far in Cuba, 985,402 persons have been detected positive for Covid 19, of whom 12,011 remain active and 11,973 of them have a stable clinical evolution. There are 8,330 deaths (none during the day) and 38 confirmed patients are being treated in intensive care, including 10 critical and 28 severe patients.

Cuba has its own vaccines to face covid-19. By the end of 2021, the island’s health authorities managed to immunize more than 90% of the population in a successful vaccination campaign.

However, the arrival on the island of the Omicron variant has triggered contagions, a new wave that has replicas in almost every country in the world.

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So far, Omicron has proved to be less lethal than previous variants of the virus, such as Delta or Beta, but much more contagious.

With the spread of the Delta variant in Cuba, the island’s health system collapsed, causing dozens of deaths due to lack of oxygen, health personnel, intensive care beds and medicines.

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