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Argentina registers 40,094 new cases and 288 deaths from coronavirus

Argentina registers 40,094 new cases and 288 deaths from coronavirus

Argentina registers 40,094 new cases and 288 deaths from coronavirus

Argentina reported this Friday 40,094 new cases of the COVID-19with which the total number of positives amounted to 8,555,379, while deaths rose to 122,439, after 288 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

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The figures mark a slight decrease compared to the infections reported last Thursday, when 42,437 positives were reported.

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The positivity rate reported on this day for the country as a whole was 43.1%, since 92,895 tests were carried out throughout the national territory.

According to official figures, there are 8 million people who were infected and have been discharged, while the number of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of the coronavirus who remain admitted to intensive care units was 2,692 this Friday, below the maximum peak of 7,969 on June 14.

The percentage of bed occupancy in intensive care units for all types of pathologies is 49.2% at the national level and 46.5% if only Buenos Aires and its outskirts are considered.

The Argentine government relaxed most of the health restrictions in October, including the total opening of borders, although the cases began to rise from November and took on a dizzying pace in the last weeks of December, giving rise to a “third wave” of the covid-19.

For this reason, since January 1, the mandatory use of the health pass was imposed, which will require proof of complete vaccination schemes to be able to attend activities considered to be of “epidemiological risk”, such as massive events outdoors or in closed spaces, as well as in long-distance transport.

Argentina, with some 45 million inhabitants, continues with its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus that began at the end of 2020.

The latest official data indicated that so far 88.6 million doses have been applied and another 96.6 million distributed, of which more than 5 million were donated.

At least 39.7 million people received the first dose of the vaccine, while 35.2 million were already inoculated with the second.

Likewise, more than 3 million Argentines have received an additional dose (when the initial immune response is probably insufficient) and another 10.5 million received a booster dose or third dose, within the framework of the vaccination strategy initiated in October to strengthen the immunity of various groups.

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Source: Elcomercio

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