Cuba reports 824 new Covid-19 infections, three deaths

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
2021-02-17 09:51:20


Havana, February 17 (RHC)-- The national director of Epidemiology, Dr. Francisco Durán, reported on Wednesday three deaths and 824 new infections of Covid-19 during the last 24 hours. Cuba now accumulates a total of 40,765 positive cases and 280 deaths since the beginning of the disease.

During his TV briefing to update about the nation’s situation,  the specialist informed that at the end of yesterday, 18,233 patients had been admitted, of which 3,055 were suspected, 10,070 were under epidemiological surveillance and 5,108 were confirmed.

Durán explained that the country’s laboratories processed 16,134 samples the day before for to detect the disease.

Havana reported the most s cases, 472 on Monday. Santiago de Cuba followed with 129 ,  and Guantanamo with 44.

According to Cuban mathematicians, the days ahead do not look favorable for COVID-19 prevention and control.

 Dr. Raul Guinovart Diaz, dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Havana, stressed that trends can be broken.

“When the human being is the main variable in the equations, anything happens,” said happens.


  • Rubin's gravatar
    17/02/2021 04:18 pm

    How refreshing to read news from (I assume) and about the Co-Vid pandemic response by the Cuban government, given the near zero coverage provided in the Main stream Press with in America. From all indications, relative to the U.S. Government response to this threat to its people; their (U.S.) leadership would be well advised to beg the Cuban Government for guidance. Speaking as one born in the Midwest of America I appreciate Cuba's interest in caring for humanity even though their neighbors demonstrate a disdain for their own.

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