Nine deaths occurred in Santiago de Cuba province and two bodies were recovered in Guantanamo state, national media reported, citing civil defense authorities.
Cuban President Raul Castro will travel Friday to Santiago de Cuba, the country’s second largest city, to survey the damage.
More than 3,000 buildings were damaged in eastern Cuba, state television reported.
“I lost an upstairs room and part of my roof. There are trees down all over the place. Everyone is in shock. We have never had a storm hit like this,” said a woman named Dulce, a doctor in the city of Santiago.