07/12/2020 - 9:21
The national Ministry of Health confirmed this Sunday another eight deaths from coronavirus with respect to the latest report , bringing the number of fatalities in the country to 1,818 .
The new deaths correspond to five men, four of 61, 78, 91 and 69 years, residing in the province of Buenos Aires; one 84 years old, from the City; and two women, 88 and 72 years old, from the province of Buenos Aires. The other fatal victim, who lived in the City of Buenos Aires and was 81 years old, was reported without information of her gender.
Alejandro Costa, Undersecretary of Health Strategies, was in charge of reporting the updated figures for the pandemic in the country. He indicated that the case fatality rate is 1.9%, that there are 39.9 deaths per million inhabitants and that the average age of fatal victims is 75 years.
According to the official, 97,509 people contracted the disease , of which 1.1% was due to a history of travel, 33.4% due to close contact with one case, and 48% was due to community transmission, mainly in the area. metropolitan of Buenos Aires, Chaco, Neuquén and Río Negro.
In total, 701 people are hospitalized in intensive care . Thus, the percentage of bed occupancy is 51.2% nationwide and 58.2% in the metropolitan area, the most affected area in the country.
The official added that 42,694 people have already been discharged (1,286 on Saturday), which represents 44% of the total infected.
On the other hand, Costa highlighted the increase in tests carried out throughout the country, with 416,308 in total and 10,266 on Saturday. With these figures, the country reached 10,276 tests for every million inhabitants.