Coronavirus cases in Cuba increase to 57

Just three weeks ago, the Cuban dictatorship was boasting of having no coronavirus cases at all. Today, with the addition of nine new cases, Cuba now has a total of 57 COVID-19 confirmed infections on the island.

Via Diario de Cuba (my translation):

The number of those infected with COVID-19 in Cuba has increased to 57 with the confirmation of nine new cases.

According to the Ministry of Public Health (MINSAP), the new cases are five Cubans, two French nationals, one Colombian, and one Croatian.

Of the 57 patients diagnosed, 54 of them remain hospitalized. The other three are one Italian who died from the disease, an American who was sent back to the U.S., and one Cuban who recovered.

With the socialist Castro dictatorship’s history of hiding true statistics on epidemics, the real number of coronavirus cases is likely much higher. The Cuban regime refused to take decisive measures early to curtail the spread of the deadly virus and up until recently, was actively promoting Cuba as a “safe” vacation destination for foreign tourists looking to escape the pandemic.