(EFE) of prevention and surveillance, reported this Tuesday the Island’s Ministry of Public Health.
In the week of December 18 to 24, the average number of daily cases of covid-19 increased from 3.7 to 19.1, according to data presented by the head of Public Health, José Ángel Portal, compared to the month of November. , in a government meeting, reported by the portal of the Presidency.
The highest levels of transmission, during December, occurred in the provinces of Havana, Matanzas, Guantánamo and Holguín, territories where 62.4 percent of the cases diagnosed on the island are concentrated, and the registered infections are both autochthonous and imported.
Regarding the sanitary measures that are indicated to be reinforced, the minister said that the use of the mask or nasobuco is recommended on public transport and to visit shopping centers, fairs, cinemas, theaters, and attend activities in closed spaces.
He also mentioned the importance of going immediately to health services in the presence of respiratory symptoms, avoiding going to social spaces if contagion is suspected, as well as adopting distancing and personal protection measures at home.
The measures insist on permanent hand washing and extreme vigilance in nursing homes, schools and other institutions with a high concentration of people
The measures insist on permanent hand washing and extreme vigilance in nursing homes, schools and other institutions with a high concentration of people.
In addition, new booster doses of the anti-covid vaccines manufactured on the Island will be applied to pregnant women and those who are breastfeeding, Health and tourism workers, as well as people over 70 years of age, as explained Portal during the government meeting. The minister pointed out that during this year 207 deaths due to covid-19 have been reported for a fatality of 0.14% and specified that in the last 18 consecutive weeks there have been no deaths from this cause.
He also considered that although there is an increase in positive cases in the last two months, control of the disease is maintained in the country.
The daily report of the Ministry of Public Health confirmed this Tuesday 11 new cases of covid-19 for a cumulative 1,111,898 positives since the first diagnoses were registered in March 2020 in the country and 8,530 deaths.
Cuba has developed its own anti-covid immunogens –Abadala, Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus– with which it has vaccinated 10,003,526 of its 11.1 million inhabitants with the complete three-dose scheme, and more than 7 million have booster dose, according to Health data. Its coronavirus vaccination campaign also includes the pediatric population (2 to 18 years old). However, despite the fact that they have been widely marketed in Europe, Africa and Latin America, none of the Cuban vaccines have been recognized by the World Health Organization.
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