Ministry of Public Health reports 67 persons infected and the country’s second death

Ministry of Public Health reports 67 persons infected and the country’s second death

Havana, March 26, 2020.- Francisco Durán, director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health, reported in a press conference that the 45-year-old Russian citizen hospitalized in Cuba, had died from complications associated with Covid-19 and other chronic conditions, in this case a history of Type II diabetes mellitus, despite a concerted effort on the part of a team of doctors.
Of the 67 patients diagnosed with the disease, 64 remain hospitalized, including two in critical condition.
A 38-year-old Cuban citizen, who arrived in the country on March 13 from Italy, is reported to be in serious condition, having been diagnosed with pneumonia.
A total of 1,603 patients, 148 from abroad and 1,455 Cubans, have been admitted for clinical and epidemiological surveillance in isolation and care centers established for this purpose. Another 36,056 persons are being monitored in their homes by primary health care teams.
Thus far, 893 individuals have been tested for the coronavirus, with 67 identified as positive.
The new cases reported include a Russian citizen who had contact with a previously identified patient; four Cubans who had contact with travelers from abroad; and five Cubans who had recently returned from other countries, including the United States, Guyana, and France.
All are currently in stable condition.
(Cubaminrex-MINSAP)

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