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Cuba registers 1,162 new COVID-19 cases in one day

08 May 2021, 05:49 GMT+10

HAVANA, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Cuba reported 1,162 new COVID-19 infections and 12 more deaths in the last day, bringing the total to 113,876 cases and 713 deaths, the Public Health Ministry said on Friday.

Of the total daily cases, 1,108 were from community transmission, the ministry's director of hygiene and epidemiology Francisco Duran said in his daily report.

Havana registered 684 infections in the same period, a figure that shows the increased transmission in the capital's 15 municipalities, he said.

Cuba is currently battling a new wave of infections, with authorities reapplying preventive health measures, closing many public spaces and placing restrictions on arriving international travelers.

In the capital, the ministry is getting ready for a mass vaccination campaign this month with two Cuban vaccine candidates, Soberana-02 and Abdala.

Meanwhile, Phase III clinical trials and an intervention trial for Abdala are being carried out in the eastern part of the country, while Phase II clinical trials for another vaccine candidate Soberana Plus continue in the capital and two other candidates, Soberana-01 and Mambisa, are at different stages of research.

The ministry is also preparing a pediatric clinical trial with Soberana-01, 02 and Plus vaccine candidates.

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