Sat, 25 Sep 2021

HAVANA, Aug. 5 (Xinhua) -- Cuba on Thursday reported 8,399 new cases of COVID-19 and 93 more related deaths in 24 hours, raising the number of accumulated cases to 431,013 and the pandemic death toll to 3,184.

The Ministry of Public Health said in its daily report that 45,632 people with COVID-19 remained in isolation at hospitals, homes or other facilities.

"Only the special municipality of Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth) can be mentioned among the areas with a low transmission rate of COVID-19 in the country," the ministry's national director of hygiene and epidemiology, Francisco Duran, said when presenting the report on the evolution of the pandemic in Cuba.

Havana, the largest city in the country with more than 2 million inhabitants, reported 1,461 new infections in the past 24 hours, followed by the provinces of Ciego de Avila (1,028) and Matanzas (728).

More than 4.4 million people have received their first dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, which was developed nationally, and more than 2.7 million people have been fully vaccinated.

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