Cuba sees 567 daily COVID-19 cases

HAVANA, Jan. 25 (Xinhua) -- Cuba's Ministry of Public Health on Monday reported 567 new novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infections and three deaths from the disease in the previous 24 hours, raising its caseload to 21,828 and the death toll to 197.

For 25 of the new daily cases, the source of infection was from abroad, while the rest acquired the disease through community transmission.

Cuba's capital Havana continues to be the region hardest hit by the outbreak, registering 2,452 COVID-19 infections in the last 15 days, more than half of the total number of active cases nationwide.

According to Cuban health authorities, the infection curve in January, which has registered the worst transmission rates in 11 months and close to a record number of deaths, has maintained a dangerous upward trend.

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