SOURCE: Xinhua — Cuba reported on Friday 1,077 new COVID-19 infections, the highest number in a day, bringing the total to 77,353 cases, along with another four deaths for a total of 429, the Ministry of Public Health said.
Director of hygiene and epidemiology Francisco Duran at the ministry pointed out that most of these infections corresponded to community transmission at 1,067, “with very high figures in all areas of the country.”
Havana continues to be the epicenter of the pandemic on the island, reporting 516 cases in the same period, with an incidence rate of 324.9 per 100,000 inhabitants.
Authorities are maintaining restrictive health measures in the capital that include limiting overnight mobility, as well as severe fines for those who do not wear masks or wear them incorrectly.
Since January, the Caribbean island has been facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections, which has forced the re-application of measures such as the suspension of the school year and the closure of public places throughout the country.
The country is currently in intervention trials and Phase III trials of two vaccine candidates against COVID-19, Soberana-02 and Abdala, while three other vaccine projects are in various stages of research.