Cubahas registered an 82% recovery rate for all COVID-19 patients, one of the highest in the world, and had no single fatality for one week ending Wednesday, May 19.

All told, teleSUR reported on May 20, 2020,Cubasuffered 79 deaths to the COVID-19 virus out of 1,900 cases among a population of 12 million.

“In the last 24 hours, health authorities reported 13 new cases, which corroborates that the pandemic decreases after reaching its peak in April. Also, the number of discharges again exceeded infections after another 35 patients were released, thus adding to the 1,573 people recovered,” teleSUR added. Of the 13 new cases registered Wednesday, nine were in contact with other previously confirmed cases and four of them are being investigated to locate the source of infection.

The Health Ministry Epidemiology director Francisco Duran explained that Wednesday's cases were detected by analyzing 1,732 PCR samples applied the previous day. Two patients remain in critical condition, six are in serious condition, 286 evolve without complications, 817 people at risk are inside health centers, and 1,889 remain under clinical-epidemiological surveillance in primary care. #coronavirusimpact #COVID19