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Cuba registers 1,349 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

15 Jun 2021, 06:30 GMT+10

HAVANA, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Cuba registered 1,349 new COVID-19 infections and 11 more deaths in the last day, bringing the caseload to 159,057 and the death toll to 1,098, the Public Health Ministry said on Monday.

Of the total number of new cases, 1,306 were from community transmission, the ministry's director of hygiene and epidemiology Francisco Duran said during his daily report.

Havana, the epicenter of the pandemic, reported 417 new daily infections, with the highest incidence rate on the island of 304.1 per 100,000 inhabitants.

However, the western province of Matanzas and the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba have also seen an increase in local infections.

Meanwhile, the health ministry's vaccination campaign continues in Havana as well as Pinar del Rio, Matanzas, Santiago de Cuba and the Special Municipality of Isla de la Juventud.

To date, over 3.5 million doses of Cuban vaccine candidates Abdala and Soberana-02 have been administered, with almost 2 million Cubans receiving at least one dose.

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