Yesterday the Cuban Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported a second death in the national territory due to Coronavirus. The victim is a 48-year-old Russian tourist who, for several days, had been diagnosed as critical at the Pedro Kouri Tropical Health Institute. MINSAP also reported that the patient had diabetes.
The MINSAP assures that so far, all the cases that have tested positive for the COVID-19 are people who have recently come from abroad. To date, the virus has not spread locally in Cuban territory.
The first fatality of the epidemic in Cuba was a 61-year-old Italian tourist, who was also among the top three positive cases recorded in the country.
Currently, the total number of people infected with Coronavirus has increased from 57 to 63 cases, which remain in Cuban hospitals, all with “satisfactory evolution” except for a 63-year-old Cuban in critical condition and another 38-year-old in serious condition.
According to the Cuban authorities, MISNAP has so far carried out 893 tests to detect COVID-19, of which “the majority are positive for influenza A” and also said that, to date, local transmission of the disease had not been detected.
There are currently more than 36,000 people isolated in their homes in a preventive way in the country, as they have presented respiratory symptoms or have been in direct contact with positive cases. There are another 1603 people hospitalized in medical isolation facilities, of which 148 are foreigners.