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Coronavirus in Argentina: another 384 deaths and 16,337 new positive cases are reported

2020-10-20T23:18:51.005Z

This was reported by the Ministry of Health of the Nation in its daily part. The 27 thousand deaths have already been exceeded.



10/20/2020 20:00

  • Clarín.com

  • Society

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

and

16,337 new cases

of coronavirus.

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,

reaching 27,100.

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 |

Total: 27,100



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

database

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.

News in development

Source: clarin

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