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Coronavirus: with another 345 deaths, Argentina exceeded 30 thousand deaths


It was less than a month after reaching 20 thousand fatalities. In addition, the Ministry of Health reported 13,924 new positive cases.

10/28/2020 7:49 PM

  • Clarí

  • Society

Updated 10/28/2020 7:58 PM

A new broken barrier.

With another 345 deaths,

Argentina this Wednesday surpassed 30 thousand deaths

from coronavirus, accounting for 30,071, according to the Ministry of Health of the Nation.

It was just two days after reaching 29,000 fatalities.

The country had reached 20 thousand deaths on October 1, so it took less than a month to add another 10,000,

despite more than 220 days of quarantine.

In addition, the health portfolio

reported another 13,924 cases,

with a cumulative

1,130,533 infections

to date.

Thus, Argentina remains seventh in the world ranking of positives, only surpassed by the United States, India, Brazil, France and Spain.

The "top ten" is completed by Colombia, the United Kingdom and Mexico.

As usual for several weeks,

there were infections throughout the national territory,

the highest number in the province of Buenos Aires (4,238).

Then, once again, Santa Fe (2,003), Córdoba (1,848) and Tucumán (1,127) were located.

At the head of the federal report issued by the health authority to account for the epidemiological situation, the Secretary of Access to Health,

Carla Vizzotti,

reported that Córdoba surpassed the province of Buenos Aires as the jurisdiction that accumulates more people with COVID-19 in intensive care units.

Regarding patients with the disease in intensive care, 33.8% are in the province of Córdoba, 31.5% in Buenos Aires and 5.1% in Santa Fe.

On the other hand, the official assured that in places where "actions were generated" to minimize the circulation of the coronavirus

"a slowdown in

the increase in cases"

is beginning to be seen

"with a

stability that is high


He also insisted on the "downward trend in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires", which must be "sustained" with "protocols and strict monitoring", and stressed that in Salta and Jujuy "there is a beginning of decrease in the number of cases ".

"In the rest of the provinces where shares were generated, this increase is beginning to slow down, with stability that is high," he added.

He also dedicated a special paragraph regarding the

care that must be taken in work spaces

, where people who come from different geographical areas with different social contexts converge and who share many hours mostly in closed spaces.

In this regard, he pointed out that camaraderie can relax compliance with prevention measures and that, therefore, a plan must be in place that includes, among other points, the identification of people who may be at risk, the placement of visual reminders about hand hygiene and distancing, the use of a chinstrap throughout the working day, cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and ventilation of rooms.

Vizzotti explained that although a daily average of 14,243 cases of coronavirus was registered in the last seven days, if the number of infected per day of onset of symptoms is analyzed, the peak was on September 28 with 14,815 cases.

Meanwhile, the highest number of deaths by date of death - and not by reporting date - is 355 cases and occurred on October 9.

News in development

Source: clarin

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