Cuba reports an increase in Covid-19 contagions, while the rate of positive cases decreases, compared to previous days, Public Health Minister Jose Angel Portal informed.
Although the highest spread of the coronavirus is reported in Havana, Mayabeque and Artemisa provinces, active patients have been currently reported in 90 of 168 Cuban municipalities, the minister explained on Saturday at a meeting of the Government’s Temporary Working Group to Fight the Pandemic.
During the meeting, chaired by Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel and Prime Minister Manuel Marrero, the governors of eight provinces explained the main actions to curb the pandemic.
Among them, they insisted on reinforcing epidemiological research, isolating individuals with suspected Covid-19 symptoms, and controlling the source of contagions and the contacts of confirmed cases.
The territories that had a higher number of Covid-19 cases in relation to the previous day were Mayabeque and Artemisa (both in the west), Cienfuegos (center) and Holguin (east), said the minister, who was quoted by the website of the Presidency of Cuba.
However, he said, active cases have decreased for three consecutive days across the country.
Cuba accumulates 49,161 Covid-19 cases and 44,566 patients have been recovered since March 11, 2020.
In February, 21,569 patients with coronavirus and 102 deaths were reported, the highest rates in almost a year since the pandemic broke out in the national territory.