Argentina this Sunday added 73,319 new cases of the covid-19, bringing the total number of positives to 6,310,844, while deaths rose to 117,492 after 27 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
These figures mark a decrease compared to the positives reported in the last three days, days in which 100,000 cases of coronavirus were exceeded, although on weekends the figures are usually lower.
In any case, the positivity index reported this Sunday for the country as a whole was 64.1%, since 114,225 tests were carried out throughout the national territory, well below the percentage of 10% recommended by the World Organization of the Health (WHO).
According to official data, there are 5.5 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 Sunday of 1,901, 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 38.3% nationwide and 39.1% 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.
For this reason, the Argentine Government imposed from January 1 the use of the health pass, which will require proof of complete vaccination schedules to be able to attend activities considered to be “Epidemiological risk”, such as mass events outdoors or indoors.
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 Sunday, so far 79.5 million doses have been applied and 97.9 million have been distributed throughout the national territory.
A total of 38.6 million people received the first dose of the vaccine, while 33.4 million were already inoculated with the second.
Likewise, 2.7 million Argentines have received a third additional dose and another 4.6 million received a booster dose, within the framework of the vaccination strategy that began in October to reinforce the immunity of various groups.