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Cuba exceeds 3,000 daily COVID-19 cases

14 Jan 2022, 08:55 GMT+10

HAVANA, Jan. 13 (Xinhua) -- Cuba on Thursday said it exceeded 3,000 daily COVID-19 infections, registering 3,387 cases in 24 hours, bringing the tally to 988,789 cases.

According to the Ministry of Public Health, one more COVID-19 death in the same 24-hour period raised the death toll to 8,331.

The province of Cienfuegos had the highest number of infections in the last 24 hours (327), followed by Camaguey (326) and Las Tunas (291).

The Caribbean island country is carrying out an accelerated vaccination program against COVID-19, with almost 10 million of Cuba's 11.2 million people fully vaccinated, according to the ministry.

In addition, a little over 3 million people have received a booster shot.

The program is using the Cuban-made vaccines Abdala, Soberana-02, and Soberana Plus.

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