Covid Surge in Cuba Appears Out of Control – Havana Times

The 6,422 confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 on Thursday were up an astounding 68% more than the record setting 3,819 on Wednesday. Cuba’s population is 11.2 million inhabitants.

The province of Matanzas alone had 3,559 positive cases identified on Thursday, up from 1,327 on Wednesday, almost the total of the entire island the day before.

The government is enforcing greater restrictions on movement of the population but has done little to relieve the lack of basic food or medicine shortages that makes many people take the risk and leave their homes to get in crowded lines to purchase something to eat for themselves and their families.

On paper, the officials have everything in order. However, on the ground it is a different realty, report numerous HT contributors.

It is important to note that the government officials and planners seen nightly haranging the population on the State news broadcast are rarely (if ever) seen in lines or on the crowded, deficient public transportation. However, they do seem healthy and well fed.

The following is the list of positive cases from Thursday published Friday morning by the Cuban Ministry of Health.

By province:

  • Pinar del Río: 146 cases
  • Artemisa: 93
  • Havana: 524
  • Mayabeque: 104
  • Matanzas: 3 559
  • Isla de La Juventud: 2
  • Cienfuegos: 166
  • Villa Clara: 218
  • Sancti Spíritus: 160
  • Ciego de Ávila: 199
  • Camagüey: 168
  • Las Tunas: 112
  • Granma: 81
  • Holguín: 212
  • Santiago de Cuba: 366
  • Guantánamo: 322

Source: Covid Surge in Cuba Appears Out of Control – Havana Times