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Cuba concludes 2019 with infant mortality rate of 5 deaths per 1,000 live births

Preliminary data provided by the Department of Medical Records and Health Statistics indicate that in the year just ended, 109,707 children were born in Cuba, with an infant mortality rate of 5 deaths per 1,000 live births.

Dr. Noemí Causa Palma, director of medical care at the Ministry of Public Health, explained to Granma that on a global scale, the island continues to be among the 35 countries with the lowest infant mortality rate and among the first in the region.

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
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