Cuba registers new record with over 7,000 new daily COVID-19 cases

Source: Xinhua| 2021-07-23 03:42:23|Editor: huaxia
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HAVANA, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Cuba registered a new record of daily COVID-19 infections with 7,745 cases, to total 308,599, the Ministry of Public Health said on Thursday, adding that there were also 65 more deaths, bringing the death toll to 2,137.

The ministry's director of hygiene and epidemiology Francisco Duran stressed the importance of redoubling efforts to contain the pandemic, noting that among the main morbidities associated with deaths from the virus are hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, obesity and kidney disease.

Of the total number of infections recorded in the last day, 37 were imported cases.

The province of Matanzas, the current epicenter of the pandemic on the island, accounted for 1,779 cases, followed by Havana (1,222), Ciego de Avila (976) and Cienfuegos (840).

According to the health ministry, the Caribbean nation also set a record for pediatric cases in one day with 1,351 infections, in line with the upward trend in July.

Meanwhile, as part of the ongoing mass vaccination campaign against COVID-19, more than 30 percent of the Cuban population has received at least one dose of one of the nationally-produced vaccine candidates. Enditem