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To finish worsening the already serious Germany Phone Number List problems affecting the health system due to the decrease in the number of doctors remaining in Cuba, there was a 22% drop (not necessarily associated with the doctor export program) in health personnel from other categories, such as technicians and nurses, based on Mesa-Lago's Germany Phone Number List findings in that same study Recently, covid-19 hit Cuba as it did practically all over the world. As of May 19, 824 patients were in hospitals for clinical epidemiological surveillance and 2,053 Germany Phone Number List people were being monitored at home. A week later, 434 patients were under observation in health centers and 1,823 were being followed at home.
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