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Cuba: 95% of COVID-19 patients have recovered

Cuba: 95% of COVID-19 patients have recovered

Cuba’s National Institute of Epidemiology (NIE) announced the unbelievable rate of recovery from COVID-19. Director Francisco Duran confirmed that 95 percent of the local coronavirus patients have recovered from the infection.

Cuba has coped with the novel pathogen thanks to the powerful national health system. Central American nation has reported 2,341 patients discharged from hospitals, out of a total of 2,469 people. NIE’s director added that Cuban medics carried 3,075 diagnostic tests to detect the presence of COVID-19. So far, Cuba has carried 240,894 of these tests.

Cuba has only 39 persons currently infected by the virus, 38 of them with a stable clinical evolution, and one reported as critical. “This is a low number, compared to previous stages,» Duran explained.

To highlight the milestone, Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel, today congratulated the director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health visible face in the fight with the Covid-19 pandemic on the island.

Díaz-Canel wrote on his Twitter account when referring to the recognition given the expert of the Barrio 2020 award, granted by the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution (CDR), the largest neighbourhood organization in the island.

In an article titled A Big Prize for a Simple Man, Granma newspaper reviewed the moment in which the doctor was recognized by the CDR coordinator, Carlos Rafael Miranda, deputy coordinator Gerardo Hernández and the Minister of Public Health, José Ángel Portal .

The annual award given by the CDR seeks to stimulate individuals, groups and families who, through their work and example, demonstrate the unity of the Revolution and stand out for their community work and social contribution, the organization points out.

Durán has been in charge of informing Cubans about the evolution of the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus since last March, which left more than 2,400 infected and 87 deaths in the country.