Covid in Argentina: infections stabilized, but deaths increased

The Ministry of Health established 61,903 new infections in Argentina during the last week, which means a decrease of 0.5% compared to the previous seven days where 62,261 cases were registered. Added to this, 44 deaths are reported12% more than the 39 deaths reported last Sunday.

In this way, the number of deaths at the national level since the start of the pandemic to 130,124, making Argentina the 14th nation with the highest number of deaths from Covid-19 according to the site worldometers. For his part, son 9,891,139 those infected since March 2020, which places the country as the 15th with the most infections globally.

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Of the 61,903 infections, around 36,000 correspond to the area of ​​the City and the Province of Buenos Aires. In Buenos Aires, 26,600 cases were registered, which makes it the jurisdiction with the highest number of cases this week. Meanwhile, in the capital of Buenos Aires there were 9,677 confirmed.

Regarding those who died from Covid, 20 correspond to Buenos Aires, Indicating that it was the place with the highest number of deaths in the country during the last week. It is followed by Santa Fe with five fatalities and then Entre Ríos and CABA with four deaths each. Three deaths were also reported in Río Negro; another two in Tierra del Fuego and Chaco, as well as one in Neuquén, Salta, San Luis and Tucumán.

After seven consecutive weeks, it is the first report that reflects a decrease in infections. However, where there was an increase was in the number of patients admitted to intensive care units (UTI). With 411 people in intensive care, there was an increase of 20% compared to the 342 interns the previous week.

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Despite this, the percentage in the country of occupancy of adult ICU beds in the public and private sectors, for all pathologies, is 40.9%, slightly below the total of 41.1% a week ago.

According to the Public Vaccination Monitor, the total doses applied increased to 112,049,802. There are already 41,073,706 Argentines who received a dose, while 37,930,992 completed the vaccination scheme. Additionally, 3,162,437 people received an additional dose; while 22,028,626 have the first reinforcement, 6,928,928 with the second and 920,567 with the third.

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