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Coronavirus in Argentina: they confirm 24,086 new cases and another 399 deaths in the last 24 hours

2021-05-08T01:13:27.178Z

It arises from the daily part published by the Ministry of Health this Thursday. There are 5,299 patients in intensive care.



05/06/2021 17:05

  • Clarín.com

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Updated 05/06/2021 17:12

In the midst of the development of the second wave of the pandemic, the Government confirmed this Thursday

24,086 new cases

and another

399 deaths

from coronavirus in Argentina.

According to the daily report published by the Ministry of Health, based on the data reported by the provinces in the last 24 hours, there are currently

272,089

people

suffering from

the disease with a diagnosis.

There was a slight decrease in the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to intensive care, which currently number 

5,299

.

The occupancy of critical beds is located at 76.5% in the AMBA and at 68.8% nationwide, taking into account all pathologies.

Since the beginning of the global health crisis, Argentina has accumulated

more than 3 million infections

, making it the

11th

most affected country in the world in absolute numbers.

The United States (33 million), India (21 million) and Brazil (almost 15 million) show the highest figures.

The increase in the occupancy of intensive care beds in recent weeks is one of the variables that worries health authorities.

Photo: EFR

In turn, there are already

more than 64 thousand

deaths from covid-19, which places it in 14th place in this indicator, according to the Worldometers site.

The highest daily death toll in the entire pandemic was recorded in the last 15 days.

This Wednesday,

663 fatal cases

had been reported

, although the figure was increased by the burden of 131 previous cases that San Juan and Catamarca had not yet reported to the national system.

The previous peak had been registered on Thursday, April 29, with

561 deaths

in 24 hours.

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Coronavirus in Argentina

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Source:

Ministry of Health |

Johns Hopkins

Infographic:

Clarín

This Thursday, the Minister of Health Carla Vizzotti affirmed that all the people who received a dose of the vaccine against covid-19 will complete the scheme;

and announced that as of May 21,

861,600 doses of AstraZeneca

will arrive

through the Covax mechanism.

However, there are no details on when components 2 of Sputnik V, the most widely applied vaccine in the country, will begin to arrive.

So far the country has received 4,975,590 doses of the 1 and only 1,060,155 of the second.

The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, said that more than 800 thousand doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine will arrive in May.

In the last hours Russia approved the "Sputnik Light", a single component and a single dose, which is identical to the first half of the "traditional" vaccine.

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) ensures that it protects 79.4% after 28 days.

The Government assures that there will be no changes in the vaccination strategy, at least with the doses acquired so far.

Meanwhile, the Government of Buenos Aires called for a vaccination against covid-10 for pregnant women or women who are breastfeeding and who have pre-existing diseases, people with cirrhosis, HIV and transplants.

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Deaths from coronavirus


in Argentina

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Source:

Ministry of Health |

Johns Hopkins

Infographic:

Clarín

According to the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health, pregnant women with pathologies will have priority since complications were observed when they contract coronavirus.

According to the latest official data, 8,639,737 vaccines were applied in Argentina, the majority to people over 60 years of age (5,194,896) and Health personnel (2,059,063).


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Source: clarin

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