Three children and two teens, among the new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Cuba


Between the 13 new cases of coronavirus confirmed until midnight this Thursday in Cuba there are three children and two teenagers, according to the data provided by the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP).

“All these cases have a stable living situation, have no concern, are not serious,” said dr. Francisco Durán, head of the Department of Epidemiology of the MINSAP in the conference daily press on the disease COVID-19.

The children are a girl of 7 years of age, who lives in the capital of Pinar del Rio, contracted the coronavirus family that returned from the united States. His symptoms began on 19th march and the 23rd was sent to the Hospital “León Cuervo Rubio” by your family doctor. There are 25 people in surveillance contact.

Another small 8 years of Cárdenas, Matanzas, arrived from Guyana to the island on the 21st of march with his mother, had tested positive COVID-19. The girl is admitted at the Hospital “Mario Muñoz Monroy” of that province and 13 people are under surveillance for being in contact with it.

The third child is 13 years old and also resides in the province of Pinar del Rio, but in the municipality of Consolación del Sur. He returned to Cuba on march 8, with their parents, who are positive cases of coronavirus.

The three arrived in Cancun, Mexico, and the child began with the symptoms march 21st and was taken to the Hospital “León Cuervo Rubio”. 37 other citizens are under surveillance for possible contact.

In Cuba there are 80 people with coronavirus, 1 851 entered, and more than 34 200 in medical surveillance for this disease that continues without cure. Up to the time the deceased are two: one Italian and a Russian.

For their part, both adolescents infected with COVID-19 are from the province of Villa Clara, although of municipalities.

A cuban 17-year-old who lives in the municipality of Camajuaní, “he began to develop symptoms on the day 23 in the Hospital, “Manuel Piti Fajardo”, where it was isolated by contact of one of the confirmed cases in previous days. Are kept in surveillance 12 contacts,” said the MINSAP.

The other is a teenager of the same age of Placetas, who came to Cuba from Miami (USA) on march 20, with his parents, who are also confirmed cases of coronavirus in the island. From the 22 are the three entered in the Piti Fajardo, and there are 8 people in surveillance.

A child of 18 months it is, to date, the case with younger age in carrying the coronavirus in Cuba and evolves favourably, according to the same source.

The outbreak of the coronavirus in Cuba provoked the authorities to close the schools until the next April 24, when it will reassess the epidemiological situation on the island.

The government took this and other measures such as the closure of borders after a multitude of requests on social networks, both of citizens sympathetic to the regime as opposites.

The coronavirus is present in more than 180 countries and the number of hiv infections in the world already exceeds the 550 000 people, according to the data compiled by the university of medicine Johns Hopkins.