HAVANA, March 28 (Xinhua) — Cuban health authorities reported 919 new cases and one death from COVID-19 on Sunday.
The national director of hygiene and epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health, Francisco Duran, said that with these figures, the total number of cases in the country has risen to 72,503 and the death toll has risen to 415.
Havana continues to be the epicenter of the disease in the country, with a case incidence rate of 313.6 per 100,000 inhabitants, causing authorities to continue to enforce restrictive sanitary measures in the area.
Duran reported that 27 COVID-19 patients are in critical condition and 38 are in serious condition, while 802 people were discharged from the hospital on Sunday.
Due to the new wave of infections that began last January, authorities have had to reestablish measures such as the closure of schools and public spaces, and have placed restrictions on travelers entering the country. Enditem