Updated 06/18/2021 17:01
The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported
another 465 deaths and 20,363 new cases
Thus, the country already has 88,247 fatalities and 4,242,763 infections since the start of the pandemic.
Argentina thus became the
twelfth country to break the barrier of 88,000 deaths
and is close to Germany (90,877).
Higher up are Colombia (98 thousand), France (110 thousand), Italy (127 thousand), United Kingdom (127 thousand), Russia (128), Peru (189 thousand), Mexico (230 thousand), India (385 thousand ), Brazil (496 thousand) and the United States (616 thousand).
Regarding the vaccination plan, 20,600,190 doses were distributed throughout the national territory, of which 17,475,935 were applied.
In this context, 13,852,316 People (30.2% of the population) received at least one dose, while 3,623,619
(barely 7.9% of the country) completed their immunization
The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, affirmed in the last hours that in the next week about four million doses will arrive, which will be added to the 20.6 million that arrived since the start of the vaccination plan, the last days of December past.
Argentina is among the 12 countries with the most deaths from coronavirus.
In a ceremony at the Bicentennial Museum, the official said: "
2 million doses arrive from Sinopharm
on two flights.
1.1 million doses of AstraZeneca
from the United States on Monday; and between Friday and Monday
another 1 , 2 million doses
to be able to continue this vaccination campaign, the largest in our history. "
Two new Aerolineas Argentinas flights will depart tomorrow and Sunday to China to bring new doses of the Sinopharm vaccine to the country, as confirmed this morning by the company's president, Pablo Ceriani, through his Twitter account.
“Two new @Aerolineas_AR flights will depart to China in the next few days to bring more doses of Sinopharm to the country.
The first will leave tomorrow at 12.50pm and the second will do so on Sunday at the same time.
With these flights, we carried out 26 operations and exceeded 15 million doses, ”Ceriani wrote in the first tweet.
These are the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth vaccine transfer operations carried out by the company, and these will complete seven missions to Beijing to bring vaccines.
Almost six months into the vaccination plan, less than 8% of the population received the two doses.
The Sinopharm vaccine is transported at a temperature between 2 and 8 degrees above zero, in containers called “envirotainers” with active temperature control and in 3-dose vials.
In addition, this type of cargo, by strict indication of the laboratory, can only be transferred in the hold of the aircraft.
Meanwhile, at the ceremony this afternoon at the Bicentennial Museum, Vizzotti pointed out that, with the new vaccines arriving next week, the aim is to "be able to reduce hospitalization and mortality and thus alleviate the health system" and added: " In the meantime, we stress the importance of continuing to take care of ourselves as vaccination progresses. "
In relation to the epidemiological situation, the minister indicated that there is a "slight tendency to decrease the cases, which
are still very high"
and called for "combining individual care with vaccination" as a formula
cases and mitigate the second wave. of the disease that crosses the country.