Updated 08/03/2021 4:59 PM
After the start of the vaccination of adolescents and the announcements about Sputnik V produced in the country, the national government confirmed this Tuesday 14,850 new cases and another 405 deaths from coronavirus in Argentina.
The data comes from the health report published this Tuesday by the Ministry of Health of the Nation, prepared with information provided by the provinces.
Argentina remains the eighth country with the highest number of coronavirus infections.
It is surpassed by the United States, India, Brazil, Russia, France, the United Kingdom and Turkey.
In addition, it is one of the 11 nations that exceeded 100,000 deaths from the pandemic.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Brazil (557,223), Mexico (241,279), Peru (196,518) and Colombia (121,216) are the other Latin American countries that appear on that list.
In the last seven days, the average number of cases was 12,551, which represents a decrease of 2% compared to the previous week, according to the statistics of the
Adolescents and vaccines
This Tuesday, Argentina began
with risk factors.
It reaches boys between 12 and 17 years old with conditions such as diabetes, obesity, intellectual and developmental disabilities, oncological diseases, among others.
The vaccination centers in Costa Salguero, Parque Roca, La Rural and San Lorenzo were assigned to the City for the beginning of this campaign, which uses part of the more than 3 million doses of Moderna that arrived in the country as a donation from the United States. anticipates that the first productions for the contract between the country and the laboratory will arrive in 2022).
This Tuesday a new section of vaccination began, which includes adolescents.
Photo: Luciano Thieberger
On the other hand, given the concern about the shortage of component 2 of Sputnik V, this Tuesday it was announced that in August 3 million doses of this element will be available, prepared in the Richmond laboratory, at its plant in Argentina.
The confirmation came after the Gamaleya Center confirmed on Tuesday that the tests sent to Russia passed quality control.
The laboratory received 300 liters of the Russian formula and completes the elaboration in its facilities
There are people who have been waiting four months for the application of the second dose of Sputnik V. Photo Presidency
Sputnik V was the production that started the vaccination campaign in Argentina last December.
However, the Russian authorities have already warned that they privilege component 2 to inoculate their population.
In this way, in our country there are people who have been waiting for the second application for four months.
In addition, this Wednesday the results of a
study combining Sputnik
with other vaccines that was carried out in the City will be known.
According to the previews, the best results would be achieved with AstraZeneca.
In Argentina there are already 25,337,678 people with the first dose of the Covid vaccine, while another 7,358,204 completed the scheme.
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