Havana, Cuba.- The National Director of Epidemiology of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Francisco Duran, reported that there were 22 new cases of COVID-19, for an total of 2,005 positive cases across the island.

During his daily press briefing held Friday morning, Dr. Duran said that over the past 24 hours — up to 12 midnight Thursday night — fortunately, no patients died from the coronavirus. A total of 82 patients have died from COVID-19 in Cuba over the past several months.

To date, 1,760 patients have recovered — with an additional 26 patients released from hospitals during the day on Thursday.