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Havana, Jun 2 . .- Cuba added nine cases of COVID-19 in another day without deaths for the island, which records a drop in the daily spread of the virus after the rebound in recent days, the Ministry reported on Tuesday. of Cuban Public Health (Minsap).
The Caribbean country thus accumulates 2,092 positive for the coronavirus, of which 1,827 (87.4%) have already recovered – with only one medical discharge today – while the number of deceased remains at 83, said the director of Epidemiology of the Minsap, Francisco Durán, in his usual television appearance.
The nine cases of this Tuesday represent a decrease in relation to those reported on Friday (22), Saturday (20) and Sunday (20), and the 38 on Monday, the highest number of positives since the beginning of May.
As in previous days, the total of those infected resides in Havana, the most populated region and the one with the highest incidence of the virus by number of inhabitants.
Most are linked to an outbreak in Havana’s AICA pharmaceutical laboratories, stemming from another recent outbreak of the virus at a store in the capital. Seven are contacts from other confirmed cases and in two the source of infection is not yet specified, while six had no symptoms during diagnosis.
Today’s infections were detected among 1,352 PCR tests completed the day before, bringing the total of these tests carried out to date in the country to 108,389, complemented by thousands of rapid tests with kits, mostly from China.
444 people remain isolated in Cuban hospitals, including 180 active cases of COVID-19, of which 176 have a stable evolution and four are reported in serious condition.
Another 1,736 remain at home under the supervision of primary health care.
Cuba remains in the pre-epidemic phase with limited indigenous transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, for which preventive measures are applied such as the suspension of public transport, the closure of borders except in exceptional cases, and the closure of schools and major centers. commercial.
The use of the mask is mandatory in public spaces and, although there is no forced confinement, citizens have been asked not to leave home except for essential activities such as going to the market or doing paperwork.
Despite continuous government requests and high fines for violators, car and pedestrian traffic has increased on the main avenues of Havana, according to Efe.
In front of the shops, long lines of people continue, driven mostly by the shortage of food and hygiene items. Online stores activated during the epidemic do not meet demand and often suffer the same shortages as physical ones.