Updated 05/05/2021 17:10
In full advance of the second wave of the pandemic, this Wednesday a new record of deaths from coronavirus was registered in Argentina.
The Government confirmed 663 deaths in the last 24 hours.
24,079 new cases
The daily part showed a very high level of positivity,
It is more than triple the 10% recommended by the WHO.
It arises from the daily part published by the Ministry of Health based on the data reported by the provinces in the last 24 hours.
After having exceeded 3 million cases and 65 thousand deaths, Argentina remains among the
15 countries most affected
in both variables since the beginning of the global health crisis, taking into account the accumulated numbers.
In recent weeks there has been a strong growth in the occupation of intensive care, mainly in the AMBA.
This Wednesday, PAHO warned about the health situation in America and pointed out that "adults of all ages - including young people - are becoming seriously ill and many of them are dying."
This has a strong impact on the occupation of intensive care, for which the agency called on the countries of the region to
further increase their capacity for beds and staff training
, but also asked to reinforce prevention and primary care, already "Nor can we extend capacity indefinitely."
Regarding Argentina, particularly, concern was expressed about the
rapid increase in infections
registered in this second wave, compared to the first outbreak.
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In the same sense, the Minister of Health of the Province, Daniel Gollán, warned that "due to the variants of the virus, patients who enter intensive care rarely have the possibility of leaving alive."
"More and more people are losing their lives, it is not only to lower the cases so as not to clog the system, but it would be a disaster if we allowed so many cases to allow so much mortality," he completed.
Regarding the vaccination plan, the City of Buenos Aires seeks to add doses.
In this framework, the head of Government Horacio Rodríguez Larreta held a meeting this Wednesday with the Chargé d'Affaires of the United States government MaryKay Carlson, at the headquarters of Uspallata.
In Mendoza, vaccination against coronavirus advances to health personnel and people with comorbidities Photo: Orlando Pelichotti / Los Andes
Sources consulted by
indicated that "a concrete possibility is that if at some point we get direct access to vaccines, we include them within the national plan."
So far, according to official data, 10,550,970 vaccines were distributed to the provinces, of which
According to the Public Vaccination Monitor,
people received the two doses that complete the vaccination
Most of the applications were for people over 60 years of age (5,053,977) and health personnel (2,037,963).
In addition, 502,092 children under 60 were vaccinated with risk factors and 787,367 people included within the group of strategic personnel.
were applied within the "others" group, without specification on the official site.
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