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Cuba registers 1,116 new daily COVID-19 cases

11 May 2021, 05:30 GMT+10

HAVANA, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Cuba registered 1,116 new COVID-19 infections and nine more deaths in the past day, for a total of 117,097 cases and 741 deaths, the Ministry of Public Health reported on Monday.

Of the total number of new cases, 1,050 were from community transmission, the ministry's national director of hygiene and epidemiology Francisco Duran said during his daily report, noting that the island surpassed 1,000 daily cases again.

Havana, the epicenter of the pandemic in the country, reported 581 of the new cases, with an incidence rate of 444.8 per 100,000 inhabitants.

Cuba is facing a new wave of COVID-19 infections, with authorities re-applying measures such as the suspension of the school year and the closure of public places throughout the country.

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