Cuba implements new protocols as Covid cases top 1 mn

The Cuban government has announced new protocols against the Covid-19 pandemic as the overall infection tally has surpassed the grim 1 million mark.The Caribbean nation on Monday registered 3,306 confirmed cases and one more virus-related death, taking the national counts to 1,002,499 and 8,341 respectively, said the Health Ministry. 

At present, there are 17,443 active Covid-19 cases across the country, 41 of them being treated in intensive care units. The Ministry said the Omicron variant is becoming predominant across the country as daily infections are projected to climb until the end of February. In the face of the surge, health authorities have prioritized in-home care to ease the strain on hospitals.