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Coronavirus in Argentina: 6,401 new cases and 126 other deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours

2021-03-22T21:07:49.121Z

It arises from the daily part published by the Ministry of Health on the advance of the pandemic in the country.



03/22/2021 17:09

  • Clarín.com

  • Society

Updated 03/22/2021 5:28 PM

Minutes after the arrival of a new batch of Russian Sputnik V vaccines and while concern about the second wave of the pandemic grows, this Monday

6,401 new cases and another 126 deaths

from coronavirus

were confirmed

in Argentina.

The figures come from the daily part published by the Ministry of Health, based on the data uploaded by the provinces in the last 24 hours.

In this way, there are already 

2,252,172

confirmed infections and the number of fatalities amounted to 

54,671

.

Argentina has been

among the 15 countries with the highest number of accumulated cases

since the beginning of the pandemic

for weeks

.

The United States (more than 30 million infected), Brazil and India (both with more than 11 million) are the most affected by the health crisis.

v 1.5

Coronavirus in Argentina

Tap to explore the data

Source:

Ministry of Health |

Johns Hopkins

Infographic:

Clarín

According to official information, this Monday there are

159,815 patients suffering from

the disease, of which

3,530

(2.2%) are admitted to intensive care.

The occupancy of ICU beds is 55% nationwide and 58.1% in the AMBA.

The Province of Buenos Aires (2,627) and the City (895) again reported the highest number of daily cases this Monday.

Córdoba (612), Santa Fe (436), Tucumán (239), Corrientes (179), Entre Ríos (173), Neuquén (138), Mendoza (123), Chubut (115), Misiones (107) and Río Negro ( 100) complete the list with the highest number of newly infected people.

The figures of the pandemic generate concern among health authorities.

In fact, the Minister of Health of the province of Buenos Aires, Daniel Gollan, pointed out that, if the current trend in the number of Covid-19 infections continues,

it would be the beginning of the dreaded second wave of infections

.

If this increase of between 200 and 400 cases a day on average is consolidated in the coming weeks, "it

is because we are already entering a second growth,"

Gollan told CNN Radio.

At the national level, the Government will

reinforce controls at the border

and instructed the provinces to intensify measures to guarantee compliance with the quarantine of Argentines who return to the country.

This was agreed at a summit held by national ministers and authorities of the Interior, Health, Transport and Security, with the governors of provinces with border crossings to assess the situation of international traffic and analyze eventual health security measures to be adopted by the House Pink

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Deaths from coronavirus


in Argentina

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Source:

Ministry of Health |

Johns Hopkins

Infographic:

Clarín

Meanwhile, after admitting last Thursday the difficulties in accessing vaccines, President Alberto Fernández was optimistic

about inoculating the entire population at risk before the end of April

, although he left him subject to reaching the latest agreements that are doing.

He said it in Lanús, where he led an act to celebrate the million vaccinated (with the first dose) in the province of Buenos Aires and where he arrived with Axel Kicillof, Sergio Massa and Máximo Kirchner, among other officials.

"I think that if we manage to finalize the last agreements that we have been making, and that we are really very prudent in announcing it so as not to generate false expectations, we will be able to finish vaccinating people at risk before the end of April," he said.

The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, put figures to that aspiration.

"The idea is to vaccinate

5 million people in the next 30 or 45 days,

" he told El Uncover radio. The official was optimistic about the arrival of more doses of Sputnik V and Sinopharm; You will be able to meet that schedule.

Around 4.30 pm on Monday another airline flight arrived that brought

500,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine

from Russia (300,000 from the first component and 200,000 from the second).

According to the data published this Monday by the Public Vaccination Monitor, more than 2.5 million vaccines were applied throughout the country, while just

over 600 thousand people already have the two doses

necessary to complete the immunization schedule.

DD

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Carla Vizzotti said the goal is to vaccinate 5 million people in 45 days

Source: clarin

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