Cuba maintains low COVID-19 trend

Cuba’s Ministry of Public Health reports that the Caribbean country currently maintains a downward trend of COVID-19 cases. But, at the same time, it urged people not to be overly confident and comply with the established health measures

This portfolio in its part issued the day before reported 337 people with the disease. In all provinces, with the exception of Pinar del Río, the incidence rate of positive cases has decreased in the last 14 days. 

The head of the sector, José Angel Portal, said that in the last sequencing carried out, the BA2 subvariant of Omicron predominates, which is more transmissible, but it does not have a different clinical behavior than BA1. “So far we have no other variant identified in the country,” the minister assured. 

Almost all patients with COVID-19 admitted to intensive care unions reported as serious or critical are in such delicate health conditions because of their comorbidities and not because of the new coronavirus, he pointed out. Regarding the lethality in Cuba due to SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, he commented that the indicator remains at 0.15 percent, with 197 deaths so far this year. 

From March 2020 to date, 8 521 people have died, for a lethality rate of 0.77 percent, a figure lower than that recorded in the world. 

In this context, the Ministry informed that so far 6 473 264 people have received the booster dose against Covid-19. It pointed out that 9 932 738, 89,7 percent of the population, have already completed the vaccination schedule. 

To date, 10 647 205 citizens have received a dose from the national immunizers, 9 396 816 have already received the second vaccine, and 9 087 687 the third. The nation thus accumulates 35 605 654 doses of the Cuban Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala vaccines administered.

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