Cuba confirms 16 new cases of coronavirus and the total rises to 186

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The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reported 16 new cases of coronavirus in the country, which lift the total to 186 cases.

Dr. Francisco Durán García, national director of Epidemiology of the country, explained in a press conference that 14 of the new infected are cuban. “Six have a source of infection overseas, seven are contacts of confirmed cases in the country and one was a contact of a traveler from Spain,” he said. The other two infected are two French citizens.

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In addition there were two new deaths due to the virus and are already six people have lost their lives.

Below is a list of the new affected:

French citizen of 11 years of age. Arrived in the country on the 9th of march from France, contact his mother, confirmed case previously. Began on march 25 with symptoms, on the 27th of march was referred and admitted to the Hospital, “Dr. Octavio de la Concepción and Pedraja”, of Camagüey. It is isolated with satisfactory progress up to the moment. Are in surveillance 5 contacts of this patient.

French citizen 14 years of age. Arrived in the country on the 9th of march from France, contact his mother, confirmed case previously. Began on march 25 with symptoms, on the 27th of march was referred and admitted to the Hospital, “Dr. Octavio de la Concepción and Pedraja”, of Camagüey. It is isolated with satisfactory progress up to the moment. Are in surveillance 5 contacts of this patient.

Cuban citizen, 58 years of age, resident in the municipality Square of the Revolution, province of Havana. Arrived in the country on the 28th of march from Spain. Began march 29, with symptoms, was referred and admitted to the IPK. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Found in monitoring 1 contact of this patient.

Cuban citizen, 28 years of age, resident in the town Ten of October, province of Havana. Arrived in the country on the 17th of march from Canada. Began on march 28 with the symptoms, on the same day in the research was identified as a suspected case, being sent up and admitted to the Hospital “Luis Díaz Soto”. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Are in surveillance 25 contacts of this patient.

Citizen cuban 25 years of age, resident in the town Ten of October, province of Havana. It was entered in the IPK by to be direct contact of the confirmed case earlier. Studies proving positive. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Are in surveillance 25 contacts of this patient.

Citizen cuban 88 years of age, resident in the municipality of Marianao, province of Havana. Arrived in the country on the 16th of march from France. Began on march 17 with symptoms. The 28 was admitted in the Hospital “Luis Díaz Soto”. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Found in monitoring 3 contacts of this patient.

A cuban citizen of 24 years, resident in the municipality of Marianao, province of Havana. He maintained contact with people from Spain in the past 14 days. Began on 25 march with the symptoms, and was admitted on the 26th in the Hospital “Luis Díaz Soto”. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Are in surveillance 4 contacts of this patient.

Citizen cuban of 54 years of age, resident in Havana. He arrived in the united States on the 20 day of march. The 27th began the symptoms, and was admitted in the Hospital “Luis Díaz Soto”. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Found in monitoring 1 contact of this patient.

A Cuban citizen of 75 years of age, resident in the municipality Square of the Revolution, province of Havana. With a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arterial hypertension, aneurysm of the aorta. Contact of a confirmed case, above. Start symptoms the 20 of march. He was admitted 26 with the diagnosis of Pneumonia in the Hospital “Manuel Fajardo”, with evolution tórpida, and died in the afternoon yesterday. Found in monitoring 3 contacts of this patient.

A cuban citizen of 37 years of age, resident in the municipality of Bayamo, Granma province. Arrived in the country on the 28th of march, from the united States. Started with the symptoms from the 25th of march. The 29 past was referred and admitted to the isolation center Villa Cautillo. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Are in surveillance 20 contacts of this patient.

A cuban citizen of 56 years of age, resident in the municipality of Bayamo, Granma province. He arrived in the country the 22 of march from the united States. Began on the 26th with symptoms, 27 in the research was identified as a suspected case, being sent up and admitted to the isolation center Villa Cautillo. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Are in surveillance 2 contacts of this patient.

A cuban citizen of 8 years, resident in the municipality of Palma Soriano, province of Santiago de Cuba. Kept in touch with two travelers from the united States between the 10 and the 20 of march, who were the source of infection is a confirmed case previously. Began on march 25 with symptoms, 27, was referred and admitted to the Hospital “Ambrosio Grillo”. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Are in surveillance 5 contacts of this patient.

A cuban citizen of 16 years of age, resident in the municipality of Palma Soriano, province of Santiago de Cuba. Kept in touch with two travelers from the united States between the 10 and the 20 of march, who were the source of infection is a confirmed case previously. Began on march 25 with symptoms, 27, was referred and admitted to the Hospital “Ambrosio Grillo”. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Are in surveillance 5 contacts of this patient.

A cuban citizen of 27 years of age, resident in the municipality Boatswain, province of Santiago de Cuba. Kept in touch with two travelers from the united States between the 10 and the 20 of march, who were the source of infection is a confirmed case previously. It began on march 26 with symptoms, the 29 was referred and admitted to the Hospital “Ambrosio Grillo”. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Are in surveillance 5 contacts of this patient.

A cuban citizen of 7 years of age, resident in the municipality of Palma Soriano, province of Santiago de Cuba. Kept in touch with two travelers from the united States between the 10 and the 20 of march, who were the source of infection is a confirmed case previously. Began on march 25 with symptoms, 27, was referred and admitted to the Hospital “Ambrosio Grillo”. Maintains satisfactory progress so far. Are in surveillance 5 contacts of this patient.

A cuban citizen of 49 years of age, resident in Spain. He arrived in that country on the 14th of this month. Was a close contact of a confirmed case previously. He was admitted to the IPK for monitoring and remains asymptomatic. Found in monitoring 3 contacts of this patient.

This Tuesday saw the closure of the International School of Cinema and Television (EICTV) of San Antonio de los Baños, after which a Spanish student give positive to the test for the coronavirus.

The young man was identified as Javier del Alamo, who remains hospitalized at the Institute of Tropical Medicine “Pedro Kourí” (IPK).

Lazaro Llanes, manager of the EICTV, stated that the Alamo is not “reported contact with foreigners who have recently arrived to the country so that could have been infected in Havana or San Antonio de los Baños”.

During the next two weeks we have suspended the classes and have limited lives in the common places of the institution (meals, sport zones and internet room) regulating the access to avoid the crowds of people.

The leader cuban Miguel Díaz-Canel asked to continue fulfilling the measures against the virus, and warned that it still has not arrived at the “most critical moment”.

“The measures are giving results, but we cannot be complacent, we have not yet entered the most critical moment,” he said.

This forecast came a day after the minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal Miranda, pointed out that the Island is preparing five new hospitals with over 2000 beds, of which 330 would be of the icu.

Despite the fact that you are meeting the measures of social isolation, crowding and queues are still occurring in different parts of Cuba. The presence of police does not resolve a problem that occurs due to the food shortages suffered by cubans.