Updated 01/13/2021 19:23
The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Wednesday
another 135 deaths and 12,725 new cases
of coronavirus throughout the country.
Thus, Argentina already accumulates 44,983 fatalities and 1,757,429 infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
The province of Buenos Aires, with 4,859 positives, was once again the jurisdiction with the most infections, followed again by Santa Fe (1,502) and the City of Buenos Aires (1,204).
Then Córdoba (818), Entre Ríos (581), Chubut (528), Neuquén (463), Río Negro (393), Corrientes (395), Santa Cruz (323), Chaco (288), Tucumán (279) were located and La Pampa (229).
The daily report was completed by Santiago del Estero (165), San Juan (163), Mendoza (150), Tierra del Fuego (101), Catamarca (70), Salta (67), Formosa (54), San Luis (38), Misiones (27), Jujuy (17) and La Rioja (11).
In the last hours, 50,648 tests were carried out, with a
positivity of 25.1%
Since the beginning of the outbreak, 5,365,242 diagnostic tests have been carried out for this disease, which is equivalent to 118,237 samples per million inhabitants.
Of the 176,023 people who are experiencing the disease, 3,636 remain hospitalized in Intensive Care Units (ICU), whose occupancy level is 59.3% in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) and 55.9% in the rest of the country.
Situation # COVID19 in Argentina
Confirmed: 12,725 |
Total: 1,757,429 Deaths
: 135 |
ICU beds occupancy: 3,636
Percentage of total adult ICU beds:
- Nation: 55.9%
- AMBA: 59.3%
Full report: https://t.co/dFlTzWR3rO pic.twitter.com/h4qaePtVAL
- Ministry of Health of the Nation (@msalnacion) January 13, 2021
Meanwhile, the head of the sanitary portfolio, Ginés González García, affirmed that "the rate of growth of cases in CABA and the rest of the country is greater than that observed in June" of 2020 and warned that "
half of Argentines today they are in areas of high sanitary risk ".
"Today, in Argentina, 16 jurisdictions have at least one department with a high-risk epidemiological situation, with a growth of cases greater than 20 percent in the last 14 days and an incidence rate that exceeds 150 cases per 100,000 inhabitants" , he indicated through a Twitter thread.
In this sense, the official specified in 49.7 the percentage of the population that lives in departments with high epidemiological risk, "where - he added - the highest incidence at the local level is found in departments belonging to the provinces of Buenos Aires, Neuquén and Santa Cruz".
Regarding the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, González García tweeted that the number of cases as of December 2020
"is similar to June"
of that same year, although "in recent weeks, the age group ranging from 20 to 30 years went from representing 20 percent of confirmed weekly cases to 27.2 percent, a growth that is not seen in any of the other groups. "
Meanwhile, the director of Hospitals in the province of Buenos Aires, Juan Riera, stated that "in the last 15 or 20 days
of coronavirus in the Buenos Aires territory
and stressed that "there is a re-outbreak" of the disease .
"We do not have a strong impact on intensive care, but we do see the impact on laboratories and guards," said the official, and expressed "
" about the increase in cases.
In another order, a study published by the JAMA Network Open magazine indicates that 59% of new cases of coronavirus infections
come from "asymptomatic transmission"
, a figure that breaks down into 35% of new infections from people who still They do not present symptoms (presymptomatic) and 24% never had them.
The analytical model just published in this monthly medical journal of the American Medical Association points out how transmission from people without symptoms accounts for more than half of all cases.