Coronavirus in Argentina: 14 deaths and 1,095 confirmed infections in last 24 hours

U.S.A.Coronavirus in Argentina: 14 deaths and 1,095 confirmed infections...

The country’s Health Ministry said on Saturday that, 14 deaths and 1,095 new coronavirus infections were recorded in the last 24 hours. Thus, the total accumulated cases in the country since the start of the pandemic stood at 5,314,702, while the deaths stood at 116,374.

On the other end, 31,871 tests were conducted from yesterday till today, with a positivity rate of 3.44%, Since the start of the outbreak, 25,886,510 clinical trials have been conducted for the disease. So far 18,274 active positive cases have been registered across the country and 5,180,054 have been cured.

Of the total deaths reported today, 7 are men (four residents of the province of Chubut, one from Corrientes, one from Mendoza and the rest from Tierra del Fuego) and 6 are women (four residents of the province of Chubut, one from Salta) and one from Santa Fe. From).

In addition, a dead man without sex data was registered in Jujuy Province.

According to the epidemiological part, There are currently 572 people hospitalized in intensive care with the coronavirus in Argentina. In this sense, the percentage of bed occupancy at the national level is 35,9% and in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA) 40,1%.

On the other hand, the latest updated data from the Public Immunization Monitor indicates that as of this morning, 81,780,560 doses were distributed across the country, of which 65,665,103 were implemented. out of that total, 36,062,027 people were vaccinated at least once and 28,399,684 people have the full immunization programme.

At the same time, 1,043,268 people received an additional dose and another 160,124 people received a booster dose. In the case of the first, it is administered 21 days after the second dose and is intended for immunized people over the age of three, regardless of the plan they received, and people over 50 who have received Sinoform.

Meanwhile, “reinforcement is given at least six months after completing the primary two-dose plan,” the health minister explained, Carla Vizotti, these vaccinations At the moment, they are being implemented “for healthcare workers over the age of 60”.

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in an interview with radio with you, the head of the health department also asked to complete the vaccination programme. “Unless all countries vaccinate their populations,[the virus]will remain a threat and may lead to a new strain”He added, further emphasizing: “If the population does not adhere to vaccination or is not extended to all possible age groups, the number of cases will increase.”

Vizzotti analyzed the vaccination campaign in the country: “We’re at 80 percent coverage with one dose and 70 percent with two doses.”He highlighted that the percentage of immunodeficiency increases to “nearly 90%” in “high-risk and over 50” people.

However, the official expressed his concern because “There is a plateau in advance of the second dose” among the population aged 18 to 39. “They went to give first and did not attend second”, said.

Regarding infections, he said that although “the number of cases of Kovid-19 has stabilized, There is a “rising trend”, However, it contrasted the current situation in Argentina with what is happening in Germany, where the fourth wave of the coronavirus does not give a trace.

In that sense, he recognized that “Germany has an epidemic of unvaccinated” and remarked that there are countries in Europe where vaccination has not been considered for “under 18 and very few under twelve”. For this reason, he called for the completion of the plans, in addition to maintaining care “especially in closed spaces”.

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