New cases of coronavirus rise to 37 in Cuba, 18 are imported

HAVANA, Nov. 19th The number of new infections in Cuba due to the SARS-CoV-2 virus rose to 37 after processing 7,895 samples, in which 30 Cubans and seven foreigners tested positive. The diagnosis includes seven provinces, three of them with yesterday’s autochthonous cases.

Pinar del Río continues to report the majority of daily cases, today with 13 patients in three municipalities; one, Consolación del Sur, corresponds to the only imported case in the province.

The other regions with autochthonous cases are Havana (11 positive cases, of which five are imported and are from four municipalities. The autochthonous cases belong to Diez de Octubre and Old Havana) and Santiago de Cuba (two cases; one imported, in Palma Soriano).

All patients reported from the remaining provinces, whose source of infection is abroad, are from Ciego de Ávila, with six positive cases from Morón (Russian tourists); Matanzas, two in Cárdenas and Jagüey Grande; Sancti Spíritus, one in Jatibonico; and Holguín, two in the main municipality.

Of the total, 19 had contact with confirmed cases and the source of infection in 18 corresponds to foreigners.

There was a balance between genders (19 female-18 male) and 27, of the total, were asymptomatic when diagnosed.
(Oncuba)