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Coronavirus in Argentina: there were 6,653 new cases and another 116 deaths in the last 24 hours

2021-03-02T21:07:44.002Z

The data comes out of the daily report released this Tuesday by the Ministry of Health of the Nation.



03/02/2021 17:55

  • Clarín.com

  • Society

Updated 03/02/2021 18:03

Within a year of the first case detected in the country and with news in the vaccination campaign, the Ministry of Health confirmed 6,653 new infections and another 116 deaths from coronavirus in Argentina in the last 24 hours.

With the update on Tuesday, the total number of cases since the start of the pandemic amounts to 2,118,676, of which 149,548 are active patients and 1,916,936 have already managed to recover from Covid-19.

The 116 deaths reported by the Ministry of Health leads to 52,192 deaths from the disease.

The provinces with the highest number of cases registered in the last 24 hours and the accumulated in each jurisdiction are: Province of Buenos Aires (2,926 - 884,737), Córdoba (778 - 161-049), City of Buenos Aires (652 - 232,976) and Santa Fe (409 - 217,188).

There are 3,527 patients admitted to intensive care.

The occupancy of intensive care units is 60% in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA) and 54.1% nationwide.

This Tuesday's report was released a few hours after the first year of Covid detected in the country.

This is the businessman Claudio Ariel P., who was detected the disease on March 3, 2020 on his return from a trip to Europe.

"They continue to do studies and analyzes and the last one was ten days ago, which determined that I still have antibodies in my body, which keeps me immunized against a possible new contagion, something that never ceases to amaze me," said the businessman from 44 years in an interview with

Clarín

.

In addition, in the last hours there were news about the provision of anti-Covid vaccines in Argentina.

Is that Covax will send 1,944,000 doses until May of this year.

The agency had promised two million for the first half of the year, while the government had announced nine million for the February-July period.

Covax is the multinational conglomerate that distributes vaccines around the world.

The doses that will reach the country are from the product made by the Serum Institute of India, with technology developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford.

From that source, 580 thousand doses had already arrived in mid-February.

Argentina also has 1,737,000 million of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, which arrived on six Aerolineas flights.

It is added to the million doses of the Chinese development Sinopharm, which in the Province of Buenos Aires will be applied to children under 60 years of age with pre-existing diseases.

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Source: clarin

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