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Coronavirus in Argentina: another 540 deaths confirmed and the number of patients in intensive care continues to grow


The Ministry of Health reported 15,920 new cases. There are currently 5,426 people in critical beds.

05/03/2021 17:06

  • Clarí

  • Society

Updated 05/03/2021 18:06

14 months after the start of the covid-19 pandemic in the country, this Monday the Government confirmed

15,920 new cases and 540 deaths

from coronavirus in Argentina.

The report from the Ministry of Health shows numbers on the rise and others on the decline.

The number of infected people is below the previous Mondays: they were

2,873 less

than on April 26 and 4,541 less than on

April 19


But the number of fatalities

is the third highest

since the start of the health crisis in the country.

It is only surpassed by the peak of 561 last Thursday and the 557 reported on Friday the 23rd.

Another parameter that worries the health authorities is that the number of patients in intensive care continues to grow: this Monday there are



It is a record number for COVID-19 cases in the country and represents a rise of almost


in just one week.

The occupation of critical beds - taking all pathologies - showed a slight decrease and now stands at


in the AMBA and


at the national level.

The detail by province

In the last 24 hours, the provinces uploaded 84,298 tests to the national system. The positivity rate - which measures how many tested had the virus - this Monday is


. A figure that shows an improvement compared to the last few days - when it was around 30% -, but which is still far from the 10% recommended by the WHO. 

The detail regarding new and accumulated cases is as follows: 

Buenos Aires














Entre Ríos






La Pampa

(221-27825) and

La Rioja


The list is completed with: 







Río Negro




San Juan


St. Louis


Santa Cruz


Santa Fe


Santiago del



Tierra del Fuego

(39-26580) and



As for the 540 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, they came from Buenos Aires (278);

CABA (71);

Catamarca (1);

Chaco (8);

Cordoba (25);

Entre Ríos (10);

Jujuy (2);

La Pampa (18);

Mendoza (11);

Neuquén (8);

Rio Negro (4);

Jump (12);

San Juan (5);

Saint Louis (11);

Santa Cruz (8);

Santa Fe (42);

Santiago del Estero (6);

Tierra del Fuego (1) and Tucumán (19).

With 3,021,179 accumulated infections and 64,792 deaths, Argentina remains among the

15 countries most affected

by the global health crisis in absolute numbers.

Argentina made more than 11 million swabs, with a high rate of positivity.

Photo: AFP

In the midst of the advance of the second wave, the World Health Organization (WHO) finally included


among the main means of contagion of the coronavirus


That is, the small drops that we emit just by breathing and that can remain floating in the air.

"The virus can spread from the mouth or nose of an infected person in small liquid particles when they cough, sneeze, speak, sing or breathe. These particles vary from larger respiratory droplets

to smaller aerosols

," detailed the global body.

"Current evidence suggests that the virus spreads primarily between people who are in close contact with each other, usually within 1 meter (short range). A person can become infected when aerosols or droplets containing the virus are inhaled or come into direct contact with the eyes, the nose or the mouth, "he added.

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This Monday, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti held negotiations with authorities and businessmen from China and Israel for Argentina to join the production of two vaccines.

In the first case, the aim is to incorporate the country into the process of making Sinopharm, of which 4 million doses have already been received.

In the case of Israel's vaccines, Argentina could join phase 3 of the investigation, for which thousands of volunteers will be sought.

Until this Monday, according to official data, 9,893,070 vaccines were distributed to the provinces, of which

8,039,793 have

already been applied


Almost a million people received the two injections that complete the immunization schedule.


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Source: clarin

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