HAVANA, Cuba, April 21, 2020 (CMC) – The Director of Epidemiology and Hygiene in Cuba, Dr. Francisco Duran, reported, last Saturday, that 35 persons had successfully recovered from COVID-19, the highest number in one day. 227 people have been cured from the virus.
According to Duran, in the past 24 hours, only one death had been reported for a total tally of 32, since the beginning of the outbreak 38 days ago.
In his daily press briefing on the situation of Covid-19 in Cuba, Duran said there are currently 725 patients hospitalized with the viral infection, of these 710 are progressing favorably, with 10 critical and 5 in serious condition.
There are 2,866 people admitted under strict clinical-epidemiological quarantine, and of these, 1,968 are suspected of having the disease and are continuously tested.
In a 24-hour period last Saturday, Cuban institutions carried out 1,895 tests and 63 new positive cases were detected, for a cumulative total of 986 since the outbreak began in early March, for an infection rate of 3.9 percent.