September 19, 2021

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More than 8,850 cases of corona virus have been reported in Cuba in the last 24 hours, the highest number since the outbreak.

A masked man walks in front of a statue of Fidel Castro on a street in Havana (Cuba). EFE / Yander Zamora / Archive

The Cuban Ministry of Health reported 8,853 new corona viruses this SundayS, the highest number since the health crisis caused by the epidemic in March 2020.

Cuban health officials said 8,787 of the new epidemics were spread across the community, with 16 coming from abroad and the remaining fifty were unknown.

The highest number of cases have been reported in the provinces in the last 24 hours Havana with 1,481 positives, Madansas with 1,461, and Guantanamo with 1,181.

So far, 332,968 cases have been collected, of which 2,351 are among those who cannot cope with the disease. A further 60,467 people have been admitted to hospital, 153 of whom are in critical condition.

In the last part of the Ministry of Health, 80 new deaths have been reported, most of them in the province of Sigo de Avila, in the center of the island. Health officials confirmed 6,147 medical discharges on the last day, so there are already 288,414 recovered patients, 86.6 percent of the total.

More than 3 million of the 11.2 million Cubans living on the island have developed at least one of these formulas in parallel to health as part of clinical trials and intervention studies.

The Cuban dictatorship did not buy vaccines on the international market and was not part of the WHO Kovacs mechanism developed to access them to low- and middle-income countries.

At one of the vaccination clinics in eastern Havana (Cuba), a group of people are waiting to be vaccinated with Abdala, one of the candidate vaccines developed in the country.  EFE / Yánder Zamora / Archive
At one of the vaccination clinics in eastern Havana (Cuba), a group of people are waiting to be vaccinated with Abdala, one of the candidate vaccines developed in the country. EFE / Yánder Zamora / Archive

Hospital collapse and shortage of dangerous drugs

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In recent weeks #SOSCuba and #SOSMatanzas have become a trend on social networks due to the undeniable crisis in Cuba, Even when the Miguel Diaz-Colonel regime does everything, Cuba’s cry for help will not be heard outside the island.

The trend began a week before the protests erupted The province of Matanzas (east of Havana) is on the brink of decline due to an uncontrolled increase in COVID-19 cases, with more than 1,300 people per 100,000 population, aggravated by shortages of medicines, food and health supplies..

Some arbitrarily coordinated the campaign #SOSMatanzas Through Twitter, Facebook, Telegram and WhatsApp, money, medical supplies, food and other items can be collected and sent to affected areas. The initiative was later joined by civil society, the government and citizens of Cuba, Spain, the United Kingdom, Ecuador, the United States and other organized countries. Ask for a humanitarian corridor to deal with health emergencies.

In addition, for donations within the island, organizers have set up several collection points such as the Martin Luther King Memorial Center, the Clandestina Shop, the Christian Center for Reflection and Conversation, or the Faculty of Economics at the University of Havana. Argentine-Venezuelan singer Ricardo Montaner and Puerto Rican regatta players Osuna and Rao Alejandro were able to see Cuba fall..

File image of people walking down a commercial street as COVID-19 cases increase in Havana, Cuba.  June 15, 2021. REUTERS / Alexandre Menikini / Archive
File image of people walking down a commercial street as COVID-19 cases increase in Havana, Cuba. June 15, 2021. REUTERS / Alexandre Menakini / Archive

“The situation is getting worse as the days go by.”Said days ago Infopa Neurosurgery Alexander Bubo, One of the most important critics of the island’s health system. “COVID-19 in Cuba actually affects other infectious diseases such as scabies and famine, which is a crime”, He said.

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“It’s a total mess. Everything here has collapsed and the entire country’s health system is in complete decline.”The doctor added Manuel Guerrero, An obstetrician at the Bhuvanventura Polyclinic in Holguin, is also well known for frequent complaints on social networks.

Mass struggles

Organizations and activists estimate the number of hundreds of detainees from the July 11 protests, most of whom are in prison – awaiting trial or not – while others have been released.

In the last days, Twelve Cubans arrested during the J11 protests were interrogated in brief and sentenced to 10 months to a year in prison., Reported by the relatives of the defendants.

Today marks the first 13 days Thousands of Cubans will take to the streets of various cities on the island – The largest in six decades – to withstand food, medicine and other basic supplies and long electrical barriers.

(With information from Europa Publishing)

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