The total number of covid-19 cases in Argentina It rose to 5,674,428 this Saturday after 20,020 new positives were notified in the last 24 hours, below the record of 50,506 infections registered last Thursday.
Meanwhile, according to the daily report of the Ministry of Health, deaths rose to 117,181 this Saturday, after 12 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, well below the historical mark of 792 daily deaths registered on June 22, 2021 , at the peak of the “second hello” of coronavirus in Argentina.
According to official data, there are 5.3 million people who were infected and who have already been discharged, while the number of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of covid-19 who remain admitted to intensive care units was this Wednesday of 1,012, growing in recent weeks but still well below the maximum peak of 7,969 of June 14.
The percentage of occupancy of beds in intensive care units for all types of pathologies is 34.7% nationwide and 36.6% if only Buenos Aires and its periphery are considered.
After months of favorable epidemiological situation, last October the Argentine government relaxed most of the sanitary restrictions in force until then, including the total opening of the borders.
However, the cases began to rise again since November and at a dizzying rate in recent weeks, leading to a “third wave” of covid-19 in the South American country.
Meanwhile, Argentina, with about 45 million inhabitants, continues with its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus that began at the end of 2020.
According to official data released this Saturday, so far 76.6 million doses have been applied and 94.2 million have been distributed throughout the national territory.
A total of 38.2 million people received the first dose of the vaccine, while 32.8 million were already inoculated with the second.
Likewise, 2.5 million Argentines have received a third additional dose and another 3 million received a booster dose, within the framework of the vaccination strategy that began in October to reinforce the immunity of various groups.