The Cuban Ministry of Health announced on Thursday that 24 cases of SARS-CoV-807 had been confirmed in the past 2 hours, while three more patients with COVID-19 had died.
The Caribbean island pandemic has reached 336 deaths out of a total of 53.308 cases since March 2020.
As Francisco Duran, chief epidemiologist at the Cuban Ministry of Health, noted, although the number of cases has decreased compared to the previous one (-107), "we are on a 'plate' in the last 15 days" and "we do not see a steady decrease" in infections. , which requires "active and responsible contribution from the entire population".
805 of the cases were due to transmission to the community. Havana, the epicenter of the pandemic, recorded the most infections, followed by Mayabeke province (west) and Kamawai province (central), Duran said.
Since January, the country has been facing a third wave of pandemics, which has prompted authorities to re-impose measures such as disrupting physical education classes, closing hotels, rooms to let, bars and restaurants.
Cuban scientists are currently working on four vaccines for the new coronavirus, which are in different stages of clinical trials. The government wants to immunize 11,2 million people, or almost the entire population, this year.