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Cuba registers 807 new COVID-19 cases

05 Mar 2021, 10:44 GMT+10

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HAVANA, March 4 (Xinhua) -- Cuba's Public Health Ministry on Thursday registered 807 new COVID-19 infections and three deaths, as part of a resurgence of the pandemic facing the Caribbean nation since January.

The ministry's national director of hygiene and epidemiology Francisco Duran said during his daily televised report that with these figures, the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country rose to 53,308 and the death toll to 336.

Although the daily caseload dropped from the previous day by 107, Duran warned that "there has been a plateau in the last 15 days ... but there hasn't been a stable decline, with transmission in many parts of the country that requires the active and responsible participation of the entire population."

Of the new cases, 805 corresponded to community transmission, as Havana continues to be the most impacted, followed by the western province of Mayabeque and the central province of Camaguey.

The third wave of the pandemic on the island forced the implementation of measures such as the suspension of the school year and the closure hotels, rental homes, bars and restaurants throughout the country.

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