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With the report of 9,323 positives for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, Cuba registered today the highest number of infected people since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country, in March last year, said the national director of epidemiology, Francisco Duran, who warned about the resurgence registered during the last three months, with the consequent increase in cases and deaths.

On World Hepatitis Day, Cuba is working to eliminate those caused by B and C viruses in line with the initiative launched by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to put an end to more than 30 infectious diseases in the region by 2030, including viral hepatitis.

More than 1,160 inhabitants of the municipalities of Palmira and Cruces, in the province of Cienfuegos, are participating from this Monday in the Soberana Centro clinical trial with vaccine candidates produced by the Finlay Vaccine Institute.

On Friday July 23rd, Cuba reported 7 thousand 784 new COVID-19 cases confirmed Thursday through the study of 51 thousand 425 samples. The country now accumulates a total of 6 million 099 thousand 427 samples out of which 316 thousand 383 have proved positive to COVID-19.

Cuba is currently registering the highest number of positive cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak of the pandemic. The Temporary Working Group for the control and prevention of the disease updated the medical protocol to be implemented in positives, suspects and contacts.

Experts with the Pan-Am Health Organization—PAHO, and the World Health Organization –WHO, along with Cuban scientists considered the efficacy results of the Cuban COVID-19 vaccine Abdala and candidate vaccines Soberana 02 and Soberana Plus.

Cuba has reported the largest numbers of children infected with SARS-Cov-2 over the past few days and even when most of them are progressing favorably, there is the risk to develop long-time aftereffects.

The Provincial Division of Public Health in the province of Holguín is already implementing new isolation protocols for SarsCOV-2 suspected and positive cases, in keeping with the in-home care procedures established in view of the high transmission levels in several Cuban provinces.

Authorities in the special municipality of the Isle of Youth, to the southwest of Cuba’s mainland, will ease COVID-19 restrictions as of July 21 given the low prevalence of the virus in the territory, but not disregarding epidemiological surveillance and safety protocols.

Alicia Barcena, executive secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), highlighted Cuba's great resilience, despite being subjected for more than 60 years to the largest series of sanctions that the United States has applied to any country in the world.

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