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Cuba reported 29 new cases of Covid-19, 32 discharges and no deaths

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 24 (ACN) Cuba studied a total of 2,184 samples for surveillance, 29 of which were positive. The country accumulates 13,950,056 samples taken and 1,105,875 positive. At the close of June 23, 104 patients were confirmed active and 159 were suspected.Of the total number of cases, 20 were contacts of confirmed cases, 8 with a source of infection abroad and 1 with no source of infection specified. There were 32 medical discharges, accumulating 1,097,183 (99.2%), and there were no deaths. No confirmed severe or critical cases admitted to the ICU have been reported. Five asymptomatic cases were registered (17.2%), totaling 147,041, which represents 13.3% of those confirmed to date, and by age group: under 20 years of age (19), 20 to 39 (4), 40 to 59 (3), and over 60 (3).

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Cuba has administrated over 38 million doses of anti-COVID vaccines

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 24 (ACN) The Cuban ministry of public health ( MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) reported today that 38,425,051 anti-COVID-19 doses have been administered in the country, with its own Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala vaccines.According to the institution’s daily report, 9,972,106 people are fully immunized, which represents 90 % of the country’s population.As of June 22, 10,677,896 people had received at least one dose, of which 9,414,957 have already received a second dose and 9.116,739 a third one.Also, 7,379,262 people have received booster doses, 324,538 of them as part of the clinical study, and 7,054,724 in the booster vaccination which is being applied to the population of selected territories and risk groups.

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Cuba marks 60th anniversary of Society of Neurosciences

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 24 (ACN) The Cuban Society of Neurosciences is celebrating today its 60th anniversary, dedicated to the research, production and commercialization of advanced technologies for the diagnosis and treatment of brain diseases.A special program of actions was announced by the group, to be held Friday at the headquarters of the Academy of Sciences of Cuba, where its president Ph.D., Luis Velazquez Perez Perez, is expected to give a speech.Scientists of the sector will offer two conferences on the occasion of the three decades of the foundation of the organization and the seven decades of the publication of articles in The Journal Physiology Sciences, of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.The activities for these anniversaries include speeches by the presidents of the Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, Stress and Health, Neuroart, Neurodevelopment and Neuroethics chapters.Cuban Neurosciences Center (CNEURO) was found in 1966 when the National Center for Scientific Research (CNIC) created the Department of Neurophysiology with the aim of guaranteeing the introduction of quantitative methods and the use of computation in the analysis of spontaneous and evoked electrical activity of the brain.On March 4, 1991, the company NEURONIC S.A. started operating as a dependency of the Neuroscience Center for the commercialization of its technologies.Finally, on January 1, 2005, it was established as an independent center to conduct, organize and direct research in the field of neurosciences, from molecular and genetic to systemic levels and their interaction with environmental and social factors.

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Cuban with Steady Low of COVID-19 Cases

Havana, Jun 23 (ACN) Cuba reported only 29 cases diagnosed positive to SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19; No deaths and 17 hospital discharges.The Cuban Health Ministry reported a total of 225 hospitalized patients, out of whom 107 are active COVID-19 cases with one in intensive care and 106 in stable clinical conditions.Twenty five cases were contacts of confirmed cases and four were imported. The capital Havana reported the largest number of cases on Thursday, a total of 13.Since the virus appeared on the island back in March 2020, one million 105 thousand 846 persons were diagnosed positive to SARS-CoV-2, out of whom one million 97 thousand 151 recovered, standing for 99, 2 percent. Eight thousand 529 people died from COVID-19 in Cuba.

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Nearly 10 Million Cubans Immunized against COVID-19

 Havana, Jun 23 (ACN) Nine Million 971 thousand 815 Cubans have completed the COVID-19 vaccination schedule with the locally developed vaccines Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala.The figure stands for 90 percent of the over 11 million Cuban population.By June 21st, 10 million 677 thousand 579 citizens had had at least one shot of the vaccines, over 9.4 million had had a second dose and more than 9.1 million had had a third dose.Seven million 374 thousand 948 persons have had a booster vaccine to reinforce immunizationIn all 38 million 378 thousand 974 doses have been so far administered in Cuba.Since the virus appeared on the island back in March 2020, one million 105 thousand 846 persons were diagnosed positive to SARS-CoV-2, out of whom one million 97 thousand 151 recovered, standing for 99, 2 percent. Eight thousand 529 people died from COVID-19 in Cuba.

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COVID-19 in Cuba: 22 new cases and no deaths

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 8 (ACN) Control is still the key word regarding COVID-19 in Cuba, where 22 new cases, 15 hospital discharges and no fatalities were reported yesterday, with 95 people still in hospital, including on patient in serious condition, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Public Health.A total of 2,250 samples were taken during the day, and 22 tested positive. Cuba has taken 13,945,266 samples, and 1,105,817 have been confirmed as positive.Of the 22 positive cases, 27.3% (6) were asymptomatic, making a total of 147,031 cases (13.3% of those confirmed to date).

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Digitization of medical services: another revolution in health care

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 22 (ACN) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez described as “another revolution in health care the project Para una Salud Digital (For a digital health) of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), presented at this week’s meeting of experts and scientists to discuss health issues.It is “a cultural transformation of healthcare institutions that will have a positive impact on the quality and safety of services focused on the patient, the family and the community, as a result of the computerization of integrated care, teaching and research processes,” explained Dr. Dalsy Torres Dávila, one of the leaders of this initiative.The president stressed that healthcare must be the first system to implement the digital transformation as part of the informatization of society, starting with the family doctor and nurse offices to improve their services and make a better use of resources, still another example of how much a blockaded country can do based on its people’s knowledge and a viable goal given the robustness of our health system. He also praised the contribution of the Henry Reeve Contingent brigades that helped fight COVID-19 in other countries, especially in Europe, where they got to use and learn the computer systems of the hospitals where they worked in solidarity.The overall objective of the Project is to develop a digital ecosystem that enables all healthcare institutions to provide an integrated, personalized, proactive service focused on the needs of citizens and communities and on the training of human capital and the development of support and research networks at all levels of the health system.Its strategic objectives range from the promotion of the national program for the informatization of healthcare to the adoption of people- and community-centered health informatics system, as well as the development of a Cuban software linked to a repository of electronic medical registers of patients and their treatment, among other goals.According to COVID-19 forecast models for the coming days based on its behavior in Cuba and in twelve countries of Europe, America and Asia with similar vaccination levels and health protocols as the Island, even if the number of new cases and deaths is still high elsewhere, the disease will remain on a downward trend in Cuba.

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Cuban scientist presents achievements at French Academy of Sciences

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 21 (ACN) Doctor of Sciences Maria Guadalupe Guzman Tirado, director of the Cuban Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) Research, Diagnosis and Reference Center, presented today the achievements in research on dengue to the French Academy of Sciences and the jury of the Unesco – L’OREAL International Prize.The Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ( UNESCO) reported on Twitter that the outstanding scientist is in Paris, to receive the Unesco-L’OREAL International Prize, Women and Science, in a ceremony to be held on June 23.According to the UNESCO website, the prize is awarded to Guzman Tirado for her pioneering work, which has led to a better understanding and treatment of dengue or tropical flu, which mainly affects intertropical areas and infects between 50 and 100 million people around the world every year.The scientist is the first Caribbean woman to win the important prize, which has been awarded since 1998 to women researchers who stand out for their contribution to life sciences and the environment.

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Cuba reported only 17 new cases of Covid-19, 16 medical discharges and no deaths

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 21 (ACN) Cuba studied a total of 2,193 samples for surveillance, 17 of which were positive. The country accumulates 13,943,016 samples taken and 1,105,795 positive.At the end of June 20, a total of 268 patients had been admitted, of which 180 suspected and 88 confirmed active.Of the total number of cases, 10 were contacts of confirmed cases, 6 with a source of infection abroad and 1 with no source of infection specified. There were 18 medical discharges, accumulating 1,097,119 (99.2%) and there were no deaths. There is only one serious patient in ICUs.Two asymptomatic cases were reported (11.2%), totaling 147,025, which represents 13.3% of those confirmed to date, and the diagnosed cases belong to the following age groups: under 20 years of age (9), 20 to 39 (6), 40 to 59 (2), over 60 (0).

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Diaz-Canel highlights innovation initiative in children's neurosurgery

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 21 (ACN) An innovation developed by Cuban neurosurgeons, which benefits more than 400 children in the central region, was highlighted today on Twitter by the first secretary of the Central Committee of the Cuban Communist Party and president of the country, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez.On his message, the president stressed that the craniotome(device) achieves improvements in surgical and anesthetic times.An article published today in the Granma newspaper points out that the craniotome is very similar to a drill, and allows opening the cranial cavity and accessing the brain without any risk for the patient.Conceived by Dr. Angel Serafin Camacho Gomez, a neurosurgeon at the Jose Luis Miranda Pediatric Hospital in Villa Clara, along with Dr. Carlos Javier Artiles and Dr. Miguel Angel Diaz Cruz, this equipment has an extension that, when coupled, allows surgery on children under one year of age who suffer from very frequent diseases such as craniosynostosis.This equipment is the most widely used instrument in pediatric neurosurgery, due to about 90 % of the interventions related to this specialty are intracranial, Camacho Gomez concluded.So far, children from the provinces of Matanzas(western region) to Ciego de Avila(central) have benefited from this innovation.

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Over 9 million people in Cuba have completed the anti-COVID 19 vaccination scheme

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 21 (ACN) Cuban health ministry ( MINSAP by its Spanish acronym)) reported today that 9,970,752 people(90 %) have completed the anti-COVID-19 vaccination program, with the immunogens developed in the country, Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala.By the end of June 19, 10,676,839 people had received at least one dose, including COVID-19 convalescents vaccinated with Soberana Plus as a single dose.Of this figure, 9,414,391 people have received a second dose and 9,115,661 a third one.MINSAP details that 7,367,161 people have received booster doses, 324,536 of them as part of clinical studies, and 7,042,625 in the booster vaccination that is being applied to the population of selected territories and risk groups.In total, 38,255,344 doses of Cuban vaccines have been administered in the country.Since the outbreak of the epidemic in Cuba in March 2020, 1,105,795 patients have been diagnosed with COVID-19, of whom 1,097,119 (99.2%) have recovered.

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Cuba reported 25 new cases of Covid-19, 15 discharges and no deaths

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 20 (ACN) Cuba studied a total of 2,928 samples for surveillance, 25 were positive. The country accumulates 13,940,823 samples taken and 1,105,778 were positive.At the end of June 19, 257 patients had been admitted (170 suspected and 87 confirmed active).Of the total number of cases, 20 were contacts of confirmed cases and 5 had a source of infection abroad. There were 15 medical discharges, accumulating 1,097, 103 (99.2%) and there were no deaths. In ICU, there is only one case reported as serious, and there are no patients in critical condition.Two asymptomatic cases were reported (8.0%), totaling 147,023, representing 13.3% of those confirmed to date, and by age group: under 20 years (11), 20 to 39 (6), 40 to 59 (4), and over 60 (4).

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Cuba has administered over 38 million anti-COVID-19 doses

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 20 (ACN) A total of 38,253,410 anti-COVID-19 doses have been administered in Cuba, with the vaccines developed in the country, Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala.According to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym), 9,970,734 people, representing 90 % of the country’s population, have been fully immunized.As of June 18, 10,676,820 people had received at least one dose, of which 9,414,372 have already received a second dose, and 9,115,644 a third one.According to MINSAP information, 7, 366,924 people have received booster doses, 324,536 of them as part of the clinical study, and 7,042,388 in the booster vaccination that is being applied to the population of selected territories and at-risk groups.Since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country, in March 2020, 1,105,778 people have been diagnosed with the disease, and 1,097,103 have recovered, representing 99.2% of the total.

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Cuba close to 10 million people vaccinated against COVID-19

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 17 (ACN) Cuba is approaching 10 million people with a complete anti-COVID-19 vaccination scheme, reporting today a total of 9,969,774 citizens who have completed the process.This figure, according to the Ministry of Public Health ( MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) ), represents 90 % of the Cuban population.According to the agency’s daily report, published on its website, as of June 15, 10,675,880 people received at least one dose of the national immunogens Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala, of whom 9,413,851 received a second dose and 9,114,967 received a third one.The country has administered 37,974,521 doses of Cuban anti-COVID-19 vaccines.A total of 7,349,568 people have booster doses, 324,536 of them as part of the Clinical Study and 7,025,032 belong to the booster vaccination that is being applied to the population of selected territories and risk groups.Since the outbreak of the epidemic in Cuba, in March 2020, 1,105,707 patients have been diagnosed positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, of which 1,097,022 have been recovered, a figure equivalent to 99.2% of the infections.In this period, 8,529 people died from complications associated with the disease, for a case fatality rate of 0.77%.Today, MINSAP reported 26 new positive cases of SARS-CoV-2 and 17 discharged, and assured that there is no registry of confirmed serious or critical patients admitted to the country’s ICU due to COVID-19.

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Growing Number of Cubans with COVID-19 Booster

Havana, Jun 15 (ACN) A total of 7,329,613 people in Cuba have anti-COVID-19 booster doses, the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP) reports today.At the close of June 13, some 10 million 674 thousand 891 people had received at least one dose of the locally developed vaccines (Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala), of which nine million 413 thousand 67 had a second dose, and with the full vaccination scheme nine million 114 thousand 310 were reported.Since the beginning of the epidemic in Cuba, in March 2020, the island has reported one million 105 thousand 664 patients positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. One million 96 thousand 980 have recovered, a figure equivalent to 99.2 percent of infections.

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Health experts from Asia and Cuba exchange experiences

 June 15 (ACN) Renowned experts in the Health and Biotechnology sectors of Cuba and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) today held a videoconference to exchange experiences on confronting and containing COVID -19.The meeting, chaired on the Cuban side by Alberto Blanco Silva, director of Asia and Oceania of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MINREX), featured interventions by eminent Cuban scientists linked to the area of ​​health and research. Dr. Ferdinal Fernando, Head of the Organization’s Health Division, and representatives of its 10 member countries also participated on behalf of the regional bloc.As highlighted by the BioCubaFarma business group on its Twitter page, the presence of prestigious Cuban experts reaffirms the priority given by Cuba to relations and collaboration with the peoples that make up the group.According to said source, both parties shared data on strategies to contain and treat the disease, respective vaccination rates, presentation of the effectiveness and safety of Cuban vaccines against COVID-19, among other relevant issues.In the closing remarks of the event, Dr. Jeffery Lawrence Cutter, a high-level expert from the Ministry of Health of Singapore, recognized the importance and usefulness of the information and proposals transferred by the Cuban specialists.In turn, he assured the official that there are broad potentialities and branches to deepen and diversify future cooperation between Cuba and all ASEAN members in the health and biotechnology sectors.In a note published in this regard, the Cubadebate digital site explained that this is the first action of this level that is carried out between Cuba and the regional Bloc, since the accession of the Greater Antilles to the ASEAN Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation. , in November 2020.

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Cuban minister of health recognizes blood donors on their day

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 14 (ACN) A message of recognition and gratitude to blood donors in Cuba, on World Blood Donor Day, Cuban minister of public health, Jose Angel Portal Miranda, sent today.Our recognition and gratitude go to blood donors all over Cuba, who from sensitivity and solidarity contribute to saving lives, the minister said on Twitter.That tweet is related to an article published on the website of the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) under the title Donating blood is an act of solidarity: join the effort and save lives, subscribed by Portal Miranda.The head of MINSAP pointed out that Cuba has an effective blood donation program.That program is characterized by a broad and active participation of the population, he wrote, which is crucial to support the need for blood transfusions in times of peace, as well as during emergencies or disasters that may cause a sudden increase in the demand for blood in health institutions.Regarding the slogan for World Blood Donor Day in 2022: “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”, Portal Miranda said that more than a slogan, this gesture in Cuba is part of the daily life of the people, and thousands of people perform this action with altruism.World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on June 14 to thank unpaid voluntary donors and raise awareness of the need to make regular donations to ensure the quality, safety and availability of this resource.

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Study on Cuban vaccine Soberana 02 granted Immunology Award

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 14 (ACN) The Annual Prize of Immunology Jorge Gavilondo Cowley in Memoriam, was awarded to the research work Design, Development and Preclinical Evaluation of Soberana 02: a Cuban vaccine against COVID-19 in the context of the recent Latin American and Caribbean Congress of Immunology (Alaci-2022).On its official Twitter, the Finlay Vaccine Institute (IFV) shared the diploma accrediting said award obtained in the thematic area of basic research.Soberana 02 is an anti-COVID-19 conjugate vaccine, developed by the IFV, which, after preclinical research, was used in Phase I, II and III clinical studies, demonstrating safety, immunogenicity and an efficacy against symptomatic disease of 71 %, with only two doses, and 92.4 %, in combination with a third dose of Soberana Plus.It was also the immunogen with which the first pediatric vaccination campaign against COVID-19 in the world was carried out, by administering it to Cuban children between two and 18 years of age, with satisfactory results.Alaci-2022, in its 13th edition, took place June 6-10, at the Melia Internacional Hotel in Varadero.Prestigious scientific institutions such as the IFV, the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, and the Center for Molecular Immunology participated in the event and presented their most outstanding results and products to national and foreign guests.

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Cuba marks World Blood Donor Day

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 14 (ACN) Fulfilling the surgical demand, emergency care and medical assistance of the Maternal and Infant Care Program is possible in Cuba thanks to voluntary blood donations.Speaking exclusively to the Cuban News Agency, Ariel Legra Ayala, head of the blood bank and clinical laboratory service at the National Institute of Angiology and Vascular Surgery, said that there is no substitute for this life-saving substance, which is why donations are so necessary, since for each donation three to four lives can be saved.On the occasion of World Blood Donor Day, he pointed out that fresh plasma, platelet and erythrocyte concentrates and cryoprecipitate are obtained from blood, thus when a person altruistically extends his or her arm, it has an impact on several patients.Legra Ayala, who also has a degree in Transfusion Medicine, explained that the Institute guarantees both components for emergency and elective surgeries, and that since December 2021 to date, more than 150 components have been transfused, including blood cells, plasma and platelets, which have benefited more than 50 patients.World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every June 14 to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products for transfusions, and the date also highlights the contributions of voluntary unpaid donors to national health systems.

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Cuba reported 31 new cases of COVID 19, 20 discharged and no deaths

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 10 (ACN) Cuba studied a total of 4,173 samples for surveillance, resulting positive 31 for 0.7% of positivity. The country accumulates 13,904,794 samples taken and 1,105,577 positive (8.0%).
At the end of June 9, a total of 943 patients were admitted, 35 under surveillance, 804 suspected and 104 confirmed active.
Of the total number of cases,27 were contacts of confirmed cases and 4 with source of infection abroad. There were 20 medical discharges, accumulating 1,096,885 (99.2%) and there were no deaths during the day. Two confirmed critical patients are being treated in ICU.
Of the 31 positive cases, 9.7% (3) were asymptomatic, totaling 147,001, which represent 13.3% of those confirmed to date. The diagnosed cases belong to the following age groups: under 20 years of age (14), 20 to 39 (5), 40 to 59 (8), and over 60 (4).

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Prestigious Medical Publication Praises Effectiveness of Cuban COVID-19 Vaccine

Havana, Jun 10 (ACN) The renowned The Lancet Respiratory Medicine magazine published the successful clinical tests practiced for the Cuban vaccine Soberana Plus, which proved its effectiveness in reinforcing immunity against different variants of SARS-CoV-2.
On its Twitter account the Cuban Finlay Vaccines Institute wrote: The Lancet Respiratory Medicine magazine has just published the results of the clinical test phases 2a and 2 b of our vaccine Soberna Plus. This magazine is leader in this topic. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanres/article/PIIS2213-2600(22)00100-X/fulltext

🇨🇺NoticiaSe acaba de publicar en la prestigiosa revista “The Lancet Respiratory Medicine” los resultados de los ensayos clínicos Fase 2a y 2b de nuestra vacuna #SoberanaPlus. Esta revista tiene un factor de impacto de 30.7 y es líder en el tema.Acceso👉 https://t.co/xspkhyYfS8 pic.twitter.com/yQLARcwQGU
— Instituto Finlay de Vacunas (@FinlayInstituto) June 10, 2022

According to the Institute, Soberana Plus was designed as a booster capable of reactivating the pre-existing immune response, with potential protection against reinfections with new coronavirus strains, both for convalescents of the virus as well as people immunized with other vaccines.
The Lancet Respiratory Medicine magazine is world leader in research and is also a forum for expert opinions about medicine, government, and health systems.

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Cuban eastern province with three new protected areas

HOLGUIN, Cuba, Jun 10 (ACN) The system of protected areas in Holguin province has three new spaces approved by the Council of Ministers, as part of the conservation and management programs of the endemic flora and fauna, with more than 500 species in the eastern territory.
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The areas are the Cerro Galano Natural Reserve, and the Ceja de Melones Managed Floristic Reserve and the Cerros Carsicos de Maniabon, located in the municipalities of Baguano and Rafael Freyre, outstanding for the natural values of their landscapes and a wide biodiversity.
Norelis Peña, sub-delegate for the environment, told the Cuban News Agency that in these places there are exclusive varieties included in the Red Book of Cuban Vascular Flora, among them the dwarf cactus and the holguinensis melocactus, in serious danger of extinction.
She specified that integral programs are being promoted in these sites, including the monitoring of populations, the reproduction of native plants, reforestation and reduction of damages caused by natural disasters and man.
Cuba has more than 200 protected areas that represent about 21 % of its area, of which 79 are of national significance, and of these, Holguin has 16.

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Expert praises Cuban action against climate change

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 9 (ACN) A European Union expert in training on actions to tackle climate change pondered in this city what Cuba does to this end and for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations.
The project on the resilience to meteorological drought events was successful, according to Nicolas Lois (France), Coordinator of the Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian
Aid Operations (DG ECHO) and member of a delegation of professionals from the DG-ECHO and the European Union’s Emergency Response Coordination Center
Lois referred to the implementation of this program in areas of southeastern Cuba seriously affected by water shortages in recent years and its contribution to mitigate their effects. He has stressed the need to improve the coordination of training in rescue techniques and technologies and to assess the impact of good practices of civil protection in Europe and Cuba, particularly in urban areas.
In this respect, Lois mentioned a new project of Urban Resilience to extreme phenomena in Havana with the support of UNDP and the World Food Program (WFP) that includes training in the said techniques and technologies, as well as in civil protection, risk management in disaster situations and surveillance of hydrometeorological events.
Every year since 1986, the Cuban Civil Defense authority has organized the popular exercise Meteoro for risk-reducing purposes in cases of tropical cyclones and other hazards of natural, technological and sanitary origin.

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Cuba has administered over 37 million doses of anti-COVID-19 vaccines

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 7 (ACN) A total of 37,434,927 anti-COVID-19 doses have been administered in Cuba, with the vaccines developed in the country, Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala.The Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) reported today that 9,966,356 people have the complete immunization schedule, which represents 90 % of the country’s population.As of June 5, 10,672,163 people had received at least one dose, of which 9,411,308 have already received a second dose, and 9,112,514 have received a third one.There are 7,292,367 people with booster doses, 324,471 of them as part of the clinical study, and 6,967,896 in the booster vaccination which is being applied to the population of selected territories and risk groups.

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Cuba reported 13 new cases of COVID 19, 33 discharges and no deaths

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 7 (ACN) Cuba studied a total of 2,984 samples for surveillance, 13 were positive, for 0.4% of positivity. The country accumulates 13,892,699 samples taken and 1,105,490 positive.At the end of June 6, a total of 979 patients had been admitted, 41 under surveillance, 834 suspected, and 104 confirmed active.Of the total number of cases, 13 were contacts of confirmed cases, 0 with source of infection abroad and 0 without source of infection. There were 33 medical discharges, accumulating 1,096,798 (99.2%) and there were no deaths, with only one serious patient in ICU.There were 0 asymptomatic cases (0%), accumulating a total of 146,982, which represents 13.3% of those confirmed to date and the diagnosed cases belong to the following age groups: under 20 years old (7), 20 to 39 (4), 40 to 59 (0), and over 60 (2).

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Over 9 million Cubans have completed vaccination scheme against COVID 19

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 6 (ACN) A total of 9,966,330 people have completed the anti-COVID-19 vaccination program in Cuba, with the vaccines developed in the country, Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala.According to the daily report of the Ministry of Public Health ( MINSAP by its Spanish acronym), this figure represents 90 % of the island’s population.As of June 4, 10,672,157 people had received at least one dose, of which 9,411,287 have already received a second dose, and 9,112,491 a third.Likewise, 7,291,625 people have received booster doses, 324,397 of them as part of the clinical study, and 6,967,228 in the booster vaccination that is being applied to the population of selected territories and risk groups.In sum, 37,430,947 doses of national immunogens have been administered in Cuba.Since the outbreak of the epidemic in the country, in March 2020, 1,105,477 people have been detected with the disease, 1,096,765 have recovered, 99.2 % of the total, and 8,529 have died, for a fatality rate of 0.77 %.

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Cuba reported only 16 new cases of COVID 19, 29 discharges and no deaths

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 6 (ACN) Cuba studied a total of 3,322 samples for surveillance, 16 were positive, for 0.5% of positivity. The country accumulates 13,889,715 samples taken and 1,105,477 positive (8.0%).At the end of June 5, a total of 1,047 patients had been admitted, 37 under surveillance, 886 suspected and 124 confirmed active.Of the total number of cases,12 were contacts of confirmed cases and 3 with source of infection abroad and 1 without source of infection. There were 29 discharges, accumulating 1,096,765 (99.2%). Only 1 serious patient is treated in ICU.None asymptomatic cases were reported (0%), totaling 146,982, which represents 13.3% of those confirmed to date, and the diagnosed cases belong to the following age groups: under 20 years of age (7), 20 to 39 (1), 40 to 59 (4), and over 60 (4).

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Over 7 million Cubans have received anti-COVID-19 booster doses

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 3 (ACN) A total of 7,275,031 people in Cuba have received anti-COVID-19 booster doses, the ministry of public health (MINSAP by its Spanish acronym) reported today.Of these, 324,090 are part of the clinical study and 6,950,941 belong to the booster vaccination that is being applied to the population of selected territories and at-risk groups.According to the daily report of the health entity, 10, 671,419 people have received at least one dose of the Cuban vaccines Soberana 02, Soberana Plus and Abdala; 9,410,821 have received a second dose and 9,112,021 have received a third one.A total of 89.9 % of the Cuban population, equivalent to 9,965,643 persons, have a complete anti-COVID-19 vaccination scheme.At the end of June 1, 37,245,851 doses of Cuban vaccines have been administered in the country to prevent the disease.There are 26,582,400 related to the mass vaccination process; 9,618,831 to the sanitary intervention; 454,064 to the intervention study; and 266,466 to the clinical trials.To date, the country has 1,105,419 confirmed cases of the disease, 8,529 deaths due to COVID-19 and 1,096,667 (99.2%) recovered from the pandemic.

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Cuba continues controlling Covid-19, only 30 cases today

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 3 (ACN) The low reports of new cases of Covid-19 in Cuba, the 22nd consecutive day without deaths from this disease and the absence of critical or serious patients are elements that confirm the control of Sars-Cov-2 in the country.The ministry of public health reported in its daily report that only 30 new infections were registered, with no deaths, and 36 medical discharges were given.Havana (eight), Mayabeque (six) and Sancti Spiritus (five) are the territories with the highest number of new cases reported in this period.Of the total number of cases, 28 were contacts of confirmed cases, one with a source of infection abroad and one with no source of infection specified.Three asymptomatic cases were reported (10.0%), totaling 146,977, representing 13.3% of those confirmed to date and by age group: under 20 years (12), 20 to 39 (8), 40 to 59 (0), and over 60 (10).

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Cuba marks Nurses' Day

HAVANA, Cuba, Jun 3 (ACN) A recognition to all nursing personnel in Cuba, sent today Jose Angel Portal Miranda, minister of public health, professionals to whom he described as key pillars of health care in the Caribbean nation.Every June 3, Cuban Nurses’ Day is celebrated in commemoration of the birth, in 1876 in Managua, of Victoria Bru, a national nursing martyr who lost her life while performing her duty in Cienfuegos during the influenza pandemic that affected the world between 1918 and 1919.Around 20,000 nurses, spread out in hospitals, isolation and surveillance centers; and more than 12,000 nurses supporting research in clinics, social institutions, maternity homes and polyclinics, guaranteed all services for respiratory diseases during the fight against COVID-19 on the Island.Likewise, international collaboration increased with more than a thousand nurses who joined the Henry Reeve Brigades.Today, Cuban nurses commemorate their day by working with the same passion and courage, and play an essential role in building resilient health systems.

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