Cuba Sees its Covid-19 Positives Up nearly 50% in One Day


HAVANA TIMES – The Cuban Communist Party daily, Granma, reports today that the number of Covid-19 positive cases on the island increased by 48.75% in the last 24-hours to a total of 119 patients.

Some 2,000 persons are isolated in care centers under observation, said the Health Ministry. This includes 1,860 Cubans and 140 foreigners.

So far, the authorities say that 1,368 tests have been administered with the 119 turning out positive.  The daily notes that another 31,347 are being monitored in their homes. 

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10 thoughts on “Cuba Sees its Covid-19 Positives Up nearly 50% in One Day

  • I’m canadian and have been to Cuba many times. I know what they deal with in good times and I can’t imagine the misery those people are dealing with now. I pray covid-19 doesn’t blow up on them.

  • Kennedy Earle Clarke is challenging Murillo of Nicaragua for first place in the competition for irrational quasi-religious prattle.

  • Clarke disinformation.
    “H1N1 in 2009, which took the lives of 18,499 persons. No one referred to it as the USA epidemic?”

    The 2009 swine flu outbreak originated in Veracruz, Mexico. Health workers traced the virus to a pig farm in this southeastern Mexican state.

    Iranian regime arms and funds Hezbollah a terrorist group who truck bombed the US marines twice killing many including once at there base inside Saudi Arabia among numerous other acts.

    Nothing wrong with criticizing a undemocratic communist dictatorship it’s called free speech something they don’t have in Cuba.

  • Bien dicho, Chester. It seems almost like the usual Cuba bashers on this site are smugly rubbing their hands together in anticipation of the worst for Cuba – both in the health and economic spheres.

  • Well said Clarke, the problem with most of the regular contributors to this page is that they are so intrenched in their ideologies that they cannot “see the wood for the trees….” The hard truth is, America with all its wealth is in the same boat as poor old Cuba.

    It’s too late to attempt to explain to certain people what the word ‘pandemic’ means. I pray that you all survive to churn out more one-sided rubbish in the future.

  • Cubans are sending its doctors as a paid service. The Cuban government keeps about 95% of those fees. Take it easy there revolucionario. Why the long essay? Nobody will afford you enough time to get through it.

  • A very good lesson of feeling in your words my friend ,but someone forgot to spell check it
    So much for errors

  • Cuba was in China, Cuba is in Italy and all over the Caribbean, helping to battle the corona-virus. Just recently the British Cruise Ship, M. V Braeman, with four Covid-19 passengers on board. was on the high seas, being refused entry to ports. Exchanges were made between Britain and Cuba. Cuba accepted the ship in its port, looked after the Paasengers and tansported them home to Britain? I am so disappointed with Brother Moses Patterson who is always so negative about Cuba? In any Crisis, the Best in you always comes to the fore and you SOAR like an Eagle.

    Look at how kelpless the mighty USA is in the face of this cisis? Is anyone seeking help from Prsident Donald Trump? Is any country asking him to send Medical experts to their counttry? Has President Donald Trump measured up as A WORLD LEADER in this crisis? Does he have the correct answers to assure the USA Citizens that he is in control, totally? Isn’t it in Crisis like this, that the Mettle of the LEADER is TESTED? When the Chinese were under threat, President Trump never stretched forth a helping hand, but the Chinese were keeping him abreast of the situation!’

    And listen to the man referring to the virus as the Chinese virus? The USA suffered the H1N1 in 2009, which took the lives of 18,499 persons. No one referred to it as the USA epidemic? We all live in a very small world and this pandemic has demonstrated that we should be our Brother’s Keeper, but that we are far, far away, from being that. When your neighbours house is on fire, begin to douse yours, because it is only a matter of time before yours begin to blaze.

    This pandemic should have brought all the European countries together to shoulder the challenge together. Instead each country had to battle its own crisis. This COVID-19 has shown up the CRUELTY, THE ANMAL KINGDOM of the USA Leaders. Iran was reeling under the crisis and the USA imposed harsher sanctions on it. This is a pandemic affecting the entire world and no sympathy was shown for the suffering Brother and Sisters, so that the sanctions which were not imposed by the U.N, but unilaterally by the USA? Is it so heartless the WORLD has become? People are dying and sanctions on Medicines cannot be lifted. What an UNKIND, HEARTLESS and THOUGHTLESS WORLD we occupy? Iranians are dying in droves and one country is intent on wiping a whole Nation of people off the face of the map.

    But this cnnot be FAIR? Where is the Conscience of the world when this is happening? Where is the Christ Like Nature of the Christain Community whilst this is taking place? Where is the VOICE of the United Nations? Where is the POPE, the Spiriyual Leader of the world? Are we not our Brother and Sister’s Keeper? Are we not admonished to LOVE our enemies and to do GOOD to those who did bad to US? A WHOLE NATION of people is being extermiated and we are indifferent to their plight? Is there No RIGHT and NO WRONG existing in the WORLD today? This COVID–19, is meant to bring us together. We need to forget that whicg separates us and join forces to combat that which affects us. These are LESSONS we should be Learning There is not a BAD WIND which Blows. It always BLOWS in somebody’s Favour. Let it Blow in favour of UNITING US AS ONE PEOPLE, looking after the interest of each other!

    Is this the NEW WORLD ORDER WE ARE HERALDING IN? May Heaven Protect us!

    Mr. Editor, I challenge you to publish this letter if you are a part of the human race, if you possess a conscience and if you are a man or woman of principle.

  • You can be sure that whatever Granma reports is 1000% worse!! I guarantee that amigos & amigas!! 1368 tests ? buahahaha!! Don’t test at all then. Cuba will have Zero cases!!

  • You can be sure that whatever Granma reports is in reality 50% worse. Add to that the Cuba is testing very few people in comparison to the number of people suspected to be infected. What’s worse is that the tests that Cuba is using are Chinese. Reuters just reported that as many as 30% of the tests China sold to Spain produced false negatives. This is going to end badly for Cuba I’m afraid.

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