Cuba’s COVID-19 cases near 30,000

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HAVANA, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) — Cuba on Wednesday reported 893 new COVID-19 cases, raising its total caseload to 29,529, said the health ministry.

The ministry also reported two more deaths from the disease, taking the national death toll to 220.

So far, 23,694 patients have recovered from the disease and 5,563 patients remain hospitalized with 58 in intensive care units.

As the epidemic continues to spread, eight of Cuba’s 15 provinces have declared a phase of limited community transmission.

“The treatment protocols used, as well as the organizational and isolation measures, will allow the control of the disease,” Francisco Duran, the ministry’s national director of hygiene and epidemiology, said in a televised broadcast. Enditem

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