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In the last 24 hours, 622 new cases of coronavirus were detected in Argentina: infections fell 70% in a month

2021-09-19T20:44:47.893Z

The Ministry of Health reported this Sunday the lowest daily number of infected since June 2020. Thus, the daily average fell to 2,099. Another 61 deaths were reported.



09/19/2021 4:59 PM

  • Clarín.com

  • Society

Updated 9/19/2021 5:31 PM

The Government confirmed this Sunday

622 new cases

and another

61 deaths

from coronavirus in Argentina, according to data from the last 24 hours.

The number of infections is the

lowest

for a day since June 1 of last year, when they had reported 563.

In this way, the country reaches

5,239,232 infections

detected and

114,428 deaths

since the start of the pandemic.

The data were published this afternoon by the Ministry of Health in the health part that the portfolio produces daily based on the information provided by the provinces.

After 15 weeks with declining infections, the country is going through

the lowest point of the contagion curve

since mid-2020. According to data from the last 7 days -from September 13 to 19-, the average

fell to 2,099 infected per day

.

In the last 15 weeks, Covid cases have dropped steadily in Argentina.

Photo: Los Andes

This represents

a monthly drop of 70%

: on August 19 the average was 7,227 new infections per day.

As a reference, it is worth bearing in mind that at the peak of the pandemic, registered in May, the average reached a ceiling of 33,171.

There are currently 

28,521 patients

with covid-19 in all provinces, of which 

1,496 are in intensive care

.

The occupation of critical beds for all pathologies fell to 39.4% nationwide (42.2% in the AMBA).

Despite this slowdown, Argentina ranks

9th

among the countries with the highest number of positive cases detected throughout the pandemic.

Meanwhile, it ranks

13th

among those with the most fatalities registered, according to the Worldometers site.

As for the daily average of deaths, it is

147

-with the data of the last week- and remains well below the record of 603 registered on June 11.

No test data

For the 11th consecutive day, this Sunday

the number of tests carried out in the country was not published

, which makes it impossible to calculate the positivity rate;

that is, the number of patients swabbed who have the virus.

It is a key indicator to measure the operation of the infection tracking strategy.

The health portfolio attributes this situation to "a system error between the SNVS (National Health Surveillance System) base and the impact on the dashboard that does not allow the day's tests to be viewed".

The detail of the positive cases reported today is as follows:

  • Buenos Aires 170


  • CABA 100


  • Catamarca 18


  • Chaco 8


  • Chubut 5


  • Currents 2


  • Cordoba 76


  • Between Rivers 3


  • Formosa 32


  • Jujuy 12


  • La Pampa 9


  • La Rioja 13


  • Mendoza 5


  • Missions 19


  • Neuquen 14


  • Rio Negro 12


  • Jump 20


  • Saint John 11


  • St. Louis 13


  • Santa Cruz 2


  • Santa Fe 21


  • Santiago del Estero 30


  • Tierra del Fuego 0

New batch of Sinopharm

This Monday at 7

a.m.

a Lufthansa Cargo flight is scheduled to arrive carrying a

new shipment

of

Sinopharm

vaccines

.

It is about

1,336,000 doses

, which will be added to the 1,536,000 that arrived on Saturday night.

So far Argentina has

61,913,730 sera

, of which 17,180,320 are from Sputnik V: 10,955,280 from component 1 (1,179,625 were packaged in Argentina) and 6,225,040 from component 2 (1,765,875 formulated here).

Between Saturday and Monday, 2,872,000 doses of Sinopharm will arrive in Argentina.

From the

AstraZeneca

firm

, the country has

16,124,500 vaccines

among the 580,000 from Covishield, the 1,944,000 received by the Covax mechanism, 12,389,500 provided directly by the laboratory, 400,000 donated by Spain and 811,000 by Mexico.

Added to this are 24,448,000 from the Sinopharm laboratory (not counting those that will arrive tomorrow), 3,500,000 from Moderna donated by the United States, 400,000 from CanSino and 260,910 from Pfizer.

The applications


According to the data released to the Public Vaccination Monitor, up to this morning

53,183,629 doses

had been distributed

to the provinces, of which

4.8 million remain to be applied

.

According to official data, 63.15% of the population has at least one vaccine against the coronavirus.

Photo: Los Andes

The

63.15%

of the population has the least vaccine covid-19 (28,929,766 are dose).

According to official sources, this represents more than 86% of those over 18 years of age.

This group includes 19,381,004 people who completed their scheme (

42.31%

of the total and more than 56% of those over 18).

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