The President of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, has attributed to the “work” of his predecessor Fidel Castro the island’s “undisputed” successes in the fight against the new coronavirus pandemic, of which 46 new ones were reported this Thursday. positive, up to a total of 2,829.
The main Cuban leaders remembered the character of Castro and took advantage of the fact that he would have turned 94 that Thursday. “The best homage to his memory, to the monumental human work that he has left us, would be to conquer the outbreak of COVID-19 with discipline and care,” the current president said on Twitter.
The Cuban government on Sunday reported the highest number of daily positives (93) since the pandemic began, in a boom that has also led to tightening restrictions, particularly in the Havana region, which is believed to be the epicenter of contagion.
The Ministry of Health confirmed Thursday that 46 new cases were recorded on Wednesday, 2,869 total, plus one deceased, bringing the preliminary record of deaths to 89. Authorities estimate there are 558 active cases and five patients in severe or critical condition.