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Coronavirus in Argentina: 23,780 new cases and another 529 deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours


This was reported this afternoon by the Ministry of Health. Thus, the 4.2 million infections due to the pandemic were exceeded.

06/17/2021 4:58 PM

  • Clarí

  • Society

Updated 06/17/2021 17:00

Argentina surpassed

4.2 million

coronavirus infections

this Thursday

, after the Government confirmed

23,780 new cases


In turn, another

529 deaths

from covid-19 were reported.

The figures are part of the daily part published this afternoon by the Ministry of Health, based on the information provided by the provinces in the last 24 hours.

The cut, as usual, was made at 15.

When looking at the accumulated numbers since the beginning of the health crisis, Argentina ranks as the

ninth country

with the highest number of infected people detected, with more than

4.2 million positives


Above are the United States, India, Brazil, France, Turkey, Russia, the United Kingdom and Italy.

A student is swabbed in the City as part of the operation to detect possible infections in the school environment.

Photo GCBA

Meanwhile, after exceeding

87 thousand deaths

, it is


among the most affected countries.

More vaccines arrive

The country received 



 since the start of the immunization plan, in the last days of 2020. Of that total, 20,221,790 were distributed to the provinces and

3,049,162 remain to be applied


The Government reported that between yesterday and today a new batch of 900,200 doses of the Astrazeneca vaccine is being distributed, which arrived in the country on Monday.

Official sources confirmed to


that this weekend the Aerolineas Argentinas operation will begin to search for the first

two million Sinopharm vaccines of

the new contract for 6 million that was signed with China.

They would arrive in at least two flights.

In Argentina, 15.5 million swabs have been carried out so far to detect cases of coronavirus.

Photo Maxi Failla

Health Minister Carla Vizzotti announced on Tuesday that a new shipment of Sputnik V from Russia will arrive in the next few days, although the quantity or of which component has not yet been defined.

Until this Thursday morning


people received at least one vaccine against covid-19 throughout the country.

This represents


of the population, out of a total of 45,376,763 inhabitants estimated by INDEC in 2020.

According to the data published in the Public Vaccination Monitor, 3,563,177 of those vaccinated also received the second dose with which the immunization schedule is completed.

Currently, all provinces have started vaccinating the first groups of those under 60 years of age without comorbidities.

The second wave

The country remains the


with the highest number of

new infections

in the world, behind India, Brazil and Colombia.

In the week prior to today's report - between Thursday 10 and this Wednesday - the average per day was


, an average that has been falling after the latest restrictions.

On May 23, it had peaked at 33,171.

Since then, it has registered a decrease of





per million inhab.




per million inhab.


Johns Hopkins






When seeing the incidence with respect to the population, the country fell to seventh place - it was in fifth place for more than 10 days - with

506 infected daily per million inhabitants


Ahead are two countries in the region Uruguay (2nd) and Colombia (6th), in addition to Seychelles, Mongolia, Bahrain and the Maldives.

Since last week the death data are at the highest levels of the pandemic.

In the week prior to today's report, 3,997 were reported;

that is, 571 per day.

The daily average of Argentine deaths is now the fourth highest globally, after being surpassed by Colombia, which now ranks fourth.

India and Brazil remain in the first two places.


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Source: clarin

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