The complex epidemiological situation in the province due to the excessive increase in new positive cases for Covid-19 demanded the adoption of new containment measures due to the high spread of the virus in the territory.
In the last 15 days, the province diagnosed an approximate of 1,900 cases, which is why the Provincial Defense Council (CDP) strengthened the strategies implemented to mitigate these worrying figures of increases in patients from Covid-19. Liván Izquierdo Alonso, president of the CDP in Matanzas, called the attention of the health authorities and the general population, to guarantee the early detection of sick patients and the effective use of health protocols:
“We have to finish understanding that Covid It is a lethal virus and most of the deaths that the province has had have been late for medical assistance, ”he said. In this new stage, the isolation and timely performance of PCR tests is determined for one hundred percent of patients who present respiratory symptoms, regardless of the previous result of the antigen test. Mario Sabines Lorenzo, Governor of Matanzas, warned about the urgency of reversing the current scenario:
“The isolation is hard and this must be achieved for a few days to put an end to what is happening in Matanzas, what are the reasons ?: high infection rate, high death rate, the number of people we have serious and critical, and first of all, anything can be replaced, the only thing that we cannot replace is human life ”.