Updated 10/20/2020 20:15
After exceeding one million infections and amid international criticism for the test figures, the Ministry of Health of the Nation confirmed this Tuesday
another 384 deaths
16,337 new cases
With these figures, Argentina reached 1,018,999 positives and remains the
fifth country most affected by the pandemic
, only surpassed by the United States (8.2 million), India (7.5), Brazil (5.2) and Russia (1.4).
Meanwhile, the number of fatalities broke the 27,000 barrier,
Of the deceased reported (213 men, 170 women and one person whose sex was not reported), 145 resided in the province of Buenos Aires, 60 in Santa Fe, 53 in the City of Buenos Aires (CABA), 52 in Córdoba, 15 in Tucumán, nine in Mendoza, seven in Salta, Neuquén and Chubut, five in Chaco and Entre Ríos, four in Santa Cruz and Jujuy, three in Santiago del Estero, two in Río Negro, La Pampa and La Rioja, and one in San Juan and Tierra del Fuego.
Situation # COVID19 in Argentina
Confirmed: 16,337 |
Total: 1,018,999 Deaths
: 384 |
ICU bed occupancy: 4451
Percentage of total adult ICU bed occupancy:
- Nation: 64,%
- AMBA: 64.3%
Full report: https://t.co/qRhsAP5SwI pic.twitter.com/oFEcXzNk2i
- Ministry of Health of the Nation (@msalnacion) October 20, 2020
The daily report was released hours after the
Our World in data
created by the
University of Oxford
announced that it was removing Argentina from its statistics on the tests carried out to detect the disease.
"The information provided by the Government is
not of sufficient quality
to correctly reflect the magnitude of the tests," explained one of its managers on Twitter.
Days ago, the national government recognized that many negative tests in the country were not uploaded to the database, which led to two problems: the positivity rate would be lower and the number of tests would be greater than what is reported.
On the other hand, while cases are growing in the interior of the country, the provinces Santa Fe, Neuquén and Río Negro already have more than 90% of intensive care beds occupied.
And in some cities those districts, the figure reaches 100%.
In other jurisdictions, although they breathe because they have dropped from that high percentage, they fear that in about ten to fifteen days new outbreaks will return, as a result of the carelessness of Mother's Day.
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