By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The national director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Public Health (Minsap), Dr. Francisco Durán García, reported that of the 56 people confirmed this April 10 with COVID-19, 31 were asymptomatic, further denoting the importance of isolation social to avoid contagion and reduce its transmission.

He pointed out that the number of tests carried out daily, in excess of a thousand, will be maintained with the effort of the 24-hour laboratories, in order to find those who in the community have the virus and transmit it.

Since the last update, 13,162 tests had been analyzed in Cuba to detect SARS-CoV-2, 1,139 of them the day before. In total there are 620 positive cases throughout the country.

16 deaths have been reported.

Dr. Durán García reiterated that no one should neglect this disease, which no age is immune and anyone can become infected.

He explained that children are susceptible to it, which does not go into a serious or critical state. In the case of Cuba, all the confirmed minors have recovered satisfactorily.

“This does not mean that can not be severe with children,” he stressed, “to continue limiting their outings, to share, because they are not exempt from suffering from the disease.”

COVID-19 is a disease that can be dealt with favorably, assured the Minister of Health, Dr. José Ángel Portal Miranda.

“It is a disease that can be stopped. We are confident that Cuba can do it, but we must ensure that the strategy and plan outlined by the country are carried out effectively”, he said.

He reiterated the importance of social isolation and citizen responsibility in the face of this pandemic, which is decimating communities, the economy and causing considerable human suffering.

“It is time to be less selfish and be more responsible for the common good that is health, because we are all susceptible to getting sick,” said the Minister of Health.