'Delta has already reached every province of the country and in those territories where the cases are increasing exponentially, with more than a thousand daily, it is because the aforementioned variant is influencing at this time. This was the case in Matanzas and now in Pinar del Río," the head of the Research, Diagnosis and Reference Center at the IPK Dr. Maria Guadalupe Guzman said.
Sobre las incertidumbres y desafíos en cuanto a los cambios en la genética del virus y cómo impactan en su contagiosidad y en la evolución de los pacientes explicaron especialistas del Instituto de Medicina Tropical Pedro Kourí (IPK).
"Specialists from the Pedro Kourí Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK) explained the uncertainties and challenges regarding changes in the genetics of the virus and how they impact on its contagiousness and on the evolution of patients."
The expert revealed that the Delta variant increased its presence from 1.4 percent of Cuban cases to 26 percent. In the provinces of Holguin, Villa Clara, and Matanzas, where the situation is very serious, in the first week of July alone Delta was identified in 64 percent of the cases.
The Cuban scientists warned that to able able to effectively contain the spread it is necessary to immunize at least 85 percent of the population. More than 11 million doses of the Cubans vaccines have been administered thus far.
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