Cuba announced on Saturday that there were no deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours on the island, for the first time in seven months, maintaining a downward trend that has been outlined for several weeks.
According to him Cuban Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), 293 new cases were registered on Friday, for a cumulative of 958,390 and zero deaths, for a total of 8,279 since the start of the pandemic in March 2020.
According to the official site Covid-19 Cuba Data, the most recent day without deaths from the virus was on April 4 of this year.
Then there was a peak of cases and deaths in the summer, caused by the arrival of the Delta variant.
That peak began to decline seven weeks ago, due to the effect of vaccinating the population with the three Cuban immunizers: Abdala, Sovereign 02 and Soberana Plus, in the process of validation with the World Health Organization (WHO).
At the end of Friday, 8.1 million people have completed the vaccination scheme against Covid-19 (three doses), which represents 72.8% of the 11.2 million inhabitants of the island, as reported by the Minsap.
But the authorities, who have set for Monday the 15th an opening to foreign tourism, the complete restart of the school year and other activities so far suspended, are cautious.
“The behavior of the decrease in infections that is manifested for seven consecutive weeks in Cuba is not synonymous with the fact that the virus will disappear,” Health Minister José Angel Portal warned on Tuesday on his Facebook account.
“This new moment that has begun to pass in the country, with the resumption of many daily activities that months ago had been stopped, requires multiplying the responsibility of each one of us, in all scenarios,” he added.