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Argentina registers another record with 139,853 new cases of coronavirus

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Argentina reached this Friday another record of new cases of coronavirus registering 139,853 infections in one day for the first time since the start of the pandemic, in the context of a “third wave” marked by the emergence of the omicron variant.

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According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health, the total number of positives rose to 6,932,972 since the start of the pandemic, while deaths rose to 117,901, after 96 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

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These figures mark an increase compared to the positives reported last Thursday, when 128,402 cases were reported and above the previous record reached last Tuesday of 134,439 infections.

Likewise, the positivity rate reported this Tuesday for the country as a whole was 69.8%, since 200,265 tests were carried out throughout the national territory, well below the percentage of 10% recommended by the World Health Organization ( WHO).

According to official figures, there are 5.8 million people who were infected and 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 Friday of 2,268, growing in recent weeks but still well 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 41.7% at the national level and 41.4% if only Buenos Aires and its outskirts 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, cases began to rise again since November and at a dizzying pace in recent weeks, giving rise to a “third wave” of covid-19 in the South American country.

For this reason, the Argentine government imposed the use of the health pass from January 1, which will require proof of complete vaccination schedules to be able to attend activities considered to be of “epidemiological risk”, such as mass events outdoors or in closed spaces.

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

According to official data released this Friday, so far 81.5 million doses have been applied and 99.2 million have been distributed throughout the national territory.

A total of 38.9 million people received the first dose of the vaccine, while 33.8 million were already inoculated with the second.

Also, 2.8 million Argentines have received a third additional dose and another 5.9 million received a booster dose, within the framework of the vaccination strategy initiated in October to strengthen the immunity of various groups.

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