Jul 19, 2020 - Health

Cuba reports no new domestic coronavirus cases for first time in 4 months

A Cuban nurse checks the temperature of a tourist entering Cuba in the airport
Photo: Adalberto Roque/AFP via Getty Images

The Cuban government announced Sunday that there were no new domestic coronavirus cases for the first time in 130 days, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: The elimination of community spread is a milestone for the communist-led island nation, which will now move into the final phase of its reopening plan, according to Reuters.

  • Cuba has received high praise for its handling of the pandemic compared to its Latin American neighbors, reporting a total of about 2,500 confirmed cases and just 87 deaths.
  • Only a handful of nations, such as New Zealand, have achieved similar levels of success as Cuba.
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