Havana, May 16 (RHC)-- The National Director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Francisco Duran, reported that there were 22 new cases of COVID-19, for an total of 1,862 positive cases across the island.
During his daily press briefing held Saturday morning, Dr. Duran said that over the past 24 hours -- up to 12 midnight Friday night -- fortunately, no patients died from the coronavirus. This is the third consecutive day that there were no reported deaths of the coronavirus on the island. A total of 79 patients have died from COVID-19 in Cuba over the past several months.
To date, 1,460 patients have recovered -- with an additional 35 released from hospitals during the day on Friday.