By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Cuba Ministry of Health reported 9,740 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including 84 deaths, bringing the country’s totals since the beginning of the pandemic to 573,571 cumulative cases and 4481 deaths.
In all of July, there were 1,543 deaths from COVID-19.
On Friday, the most cases were reported from Cienfuegos (1644), Pinar del Río (1171) and Havana (983).
Of the 84 deaths recorded Friday, 75 were in people ages 50 and above, while 9 were in people younger than 50.
With the rise in cases, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel has said that the country is at the “limit” of its health capabilities. Difficulties in hospitals include a shortage of medicines, materials for X-rays, and also a breakdown in its main oxygen plant.
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