Despite the restrictive and containment measures applied in different economic and social sectors, a complex epidemiological situation persists in the province of Holguín due to the incidence of COVID-19, with daily reports of more than 500 positive cases to coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in recent weeks.
This eastern territory has six hospitals enabled for patients and more than 50 low, medium and high risk centers, including the headquarters of the Celia Sánchez Manduley University and the Calixto García Polytechnic Institute, where there are also services of intensive therapy, which contributes to improving the quality of medical care.
In recent days, there has also been an increase in cases in the municipalities of Banes and Urbano Noris, with incidence rates above the provincial average, where the epidemiological survey and the creation of new income capacities are perfected, according to the Provincial Center of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Microbiology.
The territory also maintains more than 700 active sources of high complexity distributed in the 14 municipalities and an active transmission event in Mayarí; underlines the institution, attached to the Ministry of Public Health.
The greatest complexity continues in the municipalities of Urbano Noris, Baguanos, Antilla, Cueto, Banes and the provincial capital, with the highest numbers of confirmed and active cases and incidence rates of more than 900 patients per hundred thousand inhabitants.
Among the strategies conceived to continue advancing in the control of the disease stand out the expansion of health promotion actions in community risk areas, the reinforcement of care for vulnerable sectors and the application of the decrees established to repeat offenders in non-compliance with established biosafety standards.
In the midst of this epidemiological situation, Holguín advances in the massive anti-COVID-19 vaccination, with the administration of more than one million doses of the Cuban immunogen Abdala, in age groups above 19 years old and students of terminal degrees of the pre-university, technical-professional education and pedagogical training.
This process has had a positive impact on at-risk populations, being the result of a study carried out in older adults in the main municipality, which indicates that of the 72,628 elderly who received the three doses of Abdala, only 2932 became ill with COVID-19, which implies a positive effect in the epidemiological control.