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Coronavirus in Argentina: another 443 deaths and 12,969 new positive cases are reported


Thus, the barrier of 15,000 deaths was overcome, but 3,459 remain to be loaded from the recategorization of the province of Buenos Aires.

09/25/2020 - 20:13

  • Clarí

  • Society

In the midst of the controversial update of the death toll in the province of Buenos Aires, the Ministry of Health of the Nation confirmed this Friday

another 443 deaths and 12,969 new cases

of coronavirus throughout the country.

"In the last 24 hours, 443 new deaths were reported, there are 243 men and 200 women. At the moment the number of deceased people is 15,208," they reported from the health portfolio.

Meanwhile, the evening report indicated that the total number of confirmed cases since March 3 jumped to 691,235, of which 546,924 are recovered patients and 129,103 are active confirmed cases.

Regarding the new patients, it was detailed that 5,600 are from Buenos Aires, 926 from the Federal Capital, 6 from Catamarca, 120 from Chaco, 207 from Chubut,

1575 from Córdoba,

165 from Entre Ríos, 193 from Jujuy, 25 from La Pampa , 106 from La Rioja, 768 from Mendoza, 2 from Misiones, 105 from Neuquén, 227 from Río Negro, 469 from Salta, 8 from San Juan, 94 from San Luis, 139 from Santa Cruz, 1728 from Santa Fe, 94 from Santiago del Estero, 37 from Tierra del Fuego, 383 from Tucumán.  

Minutes before knowing the evening part of the health portfolio, the Buenos Aires authorities announced more than 3,500 deaths that had not been registered until now, so the number of fatalities in that territory jumped from 8,844 to 12,556, with a fatality rate which went from 2.2% to 3.2%.

At the national level,

the fatality rate rose one tenth

to 2.2%, while the general mortality rate is 326 per million inhabitants.

Regarding the positives, the incidence rate is 1,495 people per 100,000 inhabitants.

Given the increase in cases in the interior of the country, the national government announced in the last hours that next week it will launch the

Federal Detect


to test possible infections in the provinces.

"Next Tuesday we are going to Rosario to launch the Federal Detect plan. We are seeing that, in this time of pandemic, the problem has gone to the interior of the country," said President Alberto Fernández during an act by videoconference from Quinta de Olives.

In this framework, he said that, with the launch of this program, they will begin to carry out tests in "the area most affected" by the coronavirus as a result of "the proximity to the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires."

The Nation launched the Federal Detect plan to find contagions in the provinces.

AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko

For her part, the Secretary for Access to Health,

Carla Vizzotti,

said that "we continue to see this trend of an AMBA stabilized on a

high plateau

and an increase in the jurisdictions (of the interior)".

At the head of the daily report issued by the health portfolio, the official also said that "the community transmission areas are stable, they have not been interrupted and


has been incorporated

in the province of La Rioja."

Vizzotti also specified that the

most characteristic symptoms

among those infected are fever and difficulties in the respiratory system.

Regarding the latter group, cough occurs in 56% of cases and sore throat in 43%.

Shortness of breath and agitation -which are more serious symptoms- are reported in 8.1 and 3.7% of those reported, respectively, pneumonia in 3.1%, and respiratory failure in 2.7%.

"When we look at neurological symptoms, they have been presented in 47.2% of cases. The most important is headache with 46% and that is why it was incorporated into the definition. Much less important (in proportion to the report) are the irritability, mental confusion and seizures are more serious symptoms, "said Vizzotti.

The "musculoskeletal", that is, muscle and joint pain, occur in 29% of patients, mainly muscle pain that was recently incorporated into the case definition.

Gastrointestinal symptoms, more frequent in pediatrics, are in about 15% of patients, mainly diarrhea and abdominal pain.

"A very characteristic sign of the coronavirus is the acute and sudden lack of taste that is present in 20% of cases, and of smell, in 27%," he added.

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Source: clarin

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