The country, which in the whole of 2020 recorded 12,200 cases, is now on alert after infection numbers have increased fivefold so far in 2021. A shortage of medical equipment is making the situation precarious, at the same time as a delta variant sweeps across the state.
On Sunday, 9,548 cases of infection and 63 new deaths were recorded in Corona, according to what was reported John Hopkins University.
It hurts to see people die from this terrible virus. Julia, a Cuban doctor, says the mood among doctors is getting worse every day Watchman.
She was working in the intensive care unit in Havana when the coronavirus pandemic reached the country last year. The newspaper wrote that she lost her cousin to the virus last week.
There is now a battle over medical equipment in the country, at the same time patients are dying from lack of oxygen. President Miguel Diaz-Canel recently said the health care system’s capacity is being overwhelmed, but he believes US sanctions are to blame for the food and drug shortages, according to the New York times.
The pandemic, which led to a tourist halt in Cuba, plunged the country into a deeper economic crisis. Infections have increased slowly but surely since Cuba reopened its doors to tourism in November, which may have contributed to the wave of infections that the country is now experiencing.
Faced with limited access to medical equipment, doctors prescribe herbal medicines instead. According to The Guardian, the morgue is crowded and the country’s most important oxygen plant is inoperative.
So far, 583,299 people have been registered in Cuba since the beginning of the epidemic. Preliminary numbers indicate that 4,544 people with corona have died in the country, according to Johns Hopkins University.
While Cuba is going through the most difficult stage yet of the Corona pandemic, it was in July Major protests several place in the country, including the capital Havana and in San Antonio de los Banos, a small town of 50,000 people southwest of Havana.
Most of the demonstrators were young men, and some chanted slogans against President Miguel Diaz-Canel. Long queues of food and severe shortages of medicine since the beginning of the epidemic have led to growing anger among ordinary Cubans.
Former President Donald Trump Tighten the siege tightly country, and President Joe Biden has not taken steps to ease sanctions, NTB wrote.
In-house developed vaccines
Cuba now has the third highest vaccination rate in Latin America, with 25 percent of the population fully vaccinated, according to The Guardian. 44 percent of the population received a single dose.
In August, Cuba approved two additional coronavirus vaccines. The approval followed “a rigorous evaluation process for the two vaccines Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus,” a statement from the island nation’s health authorities said. Two Supirana vaccines are complementary.
According to the Cuban health authorities, Sopirana vaccines are 91.2 percent effective against symptoms. They are given in three doses, the first two doses of Soberana 02, followed by one dose of Soberana Plus. Abdullah is also given in three doses, NTB writes.
They were introduced in May in the hardest-hit areas, as part of vaccine testing. In July, Cuba became the first Latin American country to approve a private vaccine, when Abdullah’s vaccine was approved.
When can you vaccinate?
The frequency of vaccination varies across the country. Check your municipality’s website for updated status. No data in the test is sent to Dagbladet.
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