Cuba's daily COVID-19 cases jump close to 1,000-Xinhua

Cuba's daily COVID-19 cases jump close to 1,000

Source: Xinhua| 2022-01-06 05:48:15|Editor:

HAVANA, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) -- Cuba on Wednesday registered 967 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and no deaths, bringing the national caseload to 969,138 and the pandemic death toll to 8,324, according to the Cuban Ministry of Public Health.

The ministry said there were 2,805 active cases of COVID-19 infection, with 27 in intensive care units.

Cuba's westernmost province of Pinar del Rio reported the highest number of new daily cases (165), followed by the province of Matanzas (151), home to the island's top beach destination Varadero.

Meanwhile, in Havana, the country's capital and most populous city with 2.2 million residents, 79 new cases were registered.

The Caribbean nation has fully vaccinated about 90 percent of its eligible population with Cuban-developed vaccines against coronavirus, the health ministry said.

In addition, more than 20 percent of Cuban nationals have received booster shots. Enditem