Cuba reports 634 new cases of COVID-19


HAVANA, Jan. 24 (Xinhua) -- The Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday three more deaths and 634 new cases of COVID-19.

Francisco Duran, the national director of hygiene and epidemiology at the ministry, said that with the three deaths, the death toll from the disease in the country rose to 194, while the number of cases went up to 21,261.

Duran pointed out that of the 634 new cases, 591 occurred through local community transmission and were detected in all 15 provinces of the country.

Another 43 cases arrived from Russia, the United States, Panama, Haiti, South Africa, the Dominican Republic, Italy, Spain, Ecuador, Croatia, Colombia and Canada.

Duran added that between 70 percent and 80 percent of cases can be traced back to people who have come from abroad or their contacts.

Cuba currently has a contagion rate of 59.09 per 100,000 inhabitants.

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