Cuba discharges 52 patients from hospitals, 2,620 people recover

Havana, Aug 16 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reported 2,620 recovered patients of 3,316 Covid-19 cases, Dr. Francisco Duran, director of Epidemiology at the Ministry of Public Health said on Sunday.

At his regular daily press briefing to report on the country’s health situation, the expert noted that 52 patients had been discharged from hospitals over the past 24 hours.

‘That number (52) is favorable, compared to the number of confirmed cases on Saturday (24),’ Dr. Duran noted.

As the expert has explained, the patients who are discharged from hospitals go home, where they remain under clinical-epidemiological surveillance at the Primary Care Level.

After 14 days (that is, a month after the first symptoms), they are tested again to determine their complete recovery and, if negative, they return to their normal life.

Dr. Duran noted that 606 active Covid-19 patients are in hospitals, and 601 of them are evolving satisfactorily, while two are in a critical condition and three are seriously ill.

He added that 1,519 patients are under clinical-epidemiological surveillance.

According to Dr. Duran, 3,646 PCR tests were made on Saturday nationwide to detect the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, totaling 327,689 tests so far.

No death was reported on Saturday, so the death toll remains at 88.

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