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Health authorities in Cuba have reported 10 other patients positive for the coronavirus in the country, which lift the total number to 35.

Among the new confirmed cases, there are seven cuban nationals and three canadians, according to a note released by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) of the Island.

One of the cases is a baby of 18 months who reside in Spain and came to Cuba on the 17th of march, along with his mother. The boy started with symptoms two days later. The small was in the municipality of Guisa in the province of Granma, where his family lives. He is currently admitted in the Hospital “Joaquín Castillo Duani”, Santiago de Cuba, with satisfactory progress.

Another of the positive patients is a cuban 19 years of age, resident in Spain, who came to the Island on the 17th of march from Madrid with his son. The young man is also of the municipality Niquero in Granma. Although the note of the MINSAP not clarified, it is presumably the mother of the baby. The young man is in the same hospital of Santiago de Cuba, with satisfactory progress.

There is also a cuban 23 years of age, of Matanzas, who works as an animator in a Hotel in Varadero and had been in contact with three Italian tourists confirmed as the first cases of coronavirus in Cuba. The young man was admitted to the Hospital “Faustino Pérez” of that province, and it is isolated with satisfactory progress.

A cuban 27 years of age, of the municipality of La Sierpe, provincia Sancti Spiritus, who came to the Island on march 6, from Miami, united States. She is currently admitted in the Hospital “Manuel Piti Fajardo” of Villa Clara, with satisfactory progress.

A 39-year old man, of the municipality of Consolación del Sur, Pinar del Rio, who came to Cuba on the 8th of march from Cancun, Mexico. It is entered from the 17th of march in the Hospital “León Cuervo Rubio” in his province.

A cuban of 58 years of age, in the municipality of Trinidad, province of Sancti Spiritus, which was in contact with one of the confirmed cases, began with symptoms on the 18th of march.

There is also a cuban 94-year-old, whose daughter came to the Island on the 7th of march from Madrid, Spain, and three days later he presented with respiratory symptoms. The woman resides in the municipality Plaza de la Revolución in Havana.

The other three cases are canadian citizens who stayed in private homes in Havana. All are hospitalized at the Institute of Tropical Medicine “Pedro Kourí”, in the capital.

They are, a woman of 56 years who came to Cuba on the 9th of march on a flight from Mexico and was rented in a house in the municipality Square of the Revolution, in the capital. He started with symptoms on day 16.

A canadian, 66 years old, who arrived on a flight from Mexico on day 14. We stayed in a house in the municipality Plaza de la Revolution and started with symptoms on day 16.

The other is a man, 76 years of age, who arrived on a flight from Mexico on the 10th of march. We stayed also in a house in the municipality Plaza de la Revolution and began with symptoms on 16 march.

Of the total infected there are 2 patients in critical condition, one serious and the other 33 remain hospitalized with a clinical course stable.

In an official note, spread in after midnight Saturday, cuban health authorities reported that on the Island there were 954 patients admitted for suspicion of coronavirus, including 255 foreign and 727 cubans.

As they explained, all the cases remain admitted under clinical surveillance-epidemiological centres of isolation and care of each province. There are also other 30 thousand 773 people are monitored in their homes by the Primary Health Care.

The cuban leader Miguel Díaz-Canel announced Friday a package of measures to try to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country. Among them is the ban on the entry of foreign tourists to Cuba and the closure of the borders, air and sea.

This last will come into force next Tuesday the 24th of march. However, the Government clarified that “it is not as such the closure of the borders, but who is regulating the entry of people, except those who are residents in the national territory, whether they be cubans or foreigners.”