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Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología

versión On-line ISSN 1561-3003

Resumen

LAGE DAVILA, Carlos et al. Care of COVID-19 patients in "19 de Abril" health area, July - October 2020. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2021, vol.58, e1027.  Epub 01-Dic-2021. ISSN 1561-3003.

Introduction:

Fast-spreading SARS-CoV-2 virus infection has had an epidemic regrowth worldwide and also in Cuba.

Objective:

Examine the work done in "19 de Abril" health area in the care of COVID-19 patients during the regrowth of the disease based on demographic and clinical-epidemiological characteristics versus those of the March-June 2020 outbreak.

Methods:

A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted in "19 de Abril" health area in Havana from July to October 2020. The study universe was the positive COVID-19 cases. Data were obtained from the coronavirus database developed by the Hygiene and Epidemiology Division and from the Statistics Department at "19 de Abril" University Polyclinic.

Results:

A total 32 cases were diagnosed, of whom 50% were asymptomatic, 14 (43.7%) female, 17 (53.1%) aged 35-59 years, 18 (56.2%) of white skin color and 20 (62.5%) resided in Plaza People's Council. In comparison with the March-June outbreak, higher percentages were found of asymptomatic male white-skin subjects aged 25-39 years, and cases from Plaza People's Council prevailed.

Conclusions:

The incidence of COVID-19 cases in "19 de Abril" health area during the regrowth is higher, and the clinical-epidemiological characteristics are similar to those of the March-June outbreak. The work done prevented community transmission of the disease.

Palabras clave : pandemic; COVID-19; polymerase chain reaction; social distancing.

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