09/20/2021 4:59 PM
Updated 09/20/2021 17:07
After the lowest number of infections since June 2020 was recorded over the weekend, this Monday the Government updated the official statistics of the pandemic in Argentina.
In the last 24 hours,
2,162 new cases
from coronavirus were reported.
In this way, the country reached
and 114,518 deaths due to the health crisis unleashed by covid-19.
There are currently
27,719 patients with
the disease, of which
1,440 are admitted to intensive care
The occupancy of critical beds is
nationwide (42.7% in the AMBA).
All these numbers come from the health part published this afternoon by the Ministry of Health, based on the data provided by the provinces.
As usual, the information uploaded between 15 on Sunday and the same time today was incorporated.
After the drop in infections, the number of patients in intensive care reached the lowest point in a year.
Photo: Luciano Thieberger.
After 15 consecutive weeks with declining infections, the country is going through the lowest point of the contagion curve since the start of the first wave.
According to data from the 7 days prior to today's part -from September 13 to 19-, the average fell to
2,099 infected per day
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.
As for the daily average of deaths, it is
-with data from the 7 days prior to today's report- and remains well below the record of 603 registered on June 11.
per million inhab.
per million inhab.
Despite this slowdown, Argentina ranks
among the countries with the highest number of positive cases detected throughout the pandemic.
Meanwhile, it ranks
among those with the most fatalities registered, according to the Worldometers site.
The cases of the day
For the 12th consecutive day, this Monday the number of tests carried out was not published, which makes it impossible to calculate the positivity rate;
that is, the number of patients swabbed who have the virus.
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 693
Between Rivers 83
La Pampa 209
La Rioja 5
Rio Negro 42
San Juan 19
St. Louis 10
Santa Cruz 10
Santa Fe 91
Santiago del Estero 25
Land of Fire 50
Around 6.30 today a Lufthansa Cargo flight arrived with a new shipment of vaccines from Sinopharm.
It is about
, which were added to the 1,536,000 arrivals on Saturday.
So far Argentina has
, of which
are from the Chinese laboratory.
Between Saturday and Monday, 2,872,000 doses of Sinopharm arrived in Argentina.
Added to these are
17,180,320 Sputnik V
: 10,955,280 for component 1 (1,179,625 were packaged in Argentina) and 6,225,040 for component 2 (1,765,875 formulated here).
, the country has
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.
In addition, the country received
3,500,000 from Moderna
donated by the United States,
400,000 from CanSino
260,910 from Pfizer
According to the data released to the Public Vaccination Monitor, up to this morning 53,496,589 doses had been distributed to the provinces, of which
4.4 million remain to be applied
63% of the population started their vaccination schedule and 43% have already completed it.
of the population has the least vaccine covid-19 (29,016,209 people are initiated schemes).
According to official sources, this represents more than 86% of those over 18 years of age.
This group includes 20,040,238 people who completed their scheme (
of the total and more than 56% of those over 18).
Volunteers, with certificate
All those who have volunteered to test coronavirus vaccines authorized for use in Argentina may request the registration of their application with the Ministry of Health through the Mi Argentina application.
An example of the back of the vaccination certificate issued by Mi Argentina.
The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, signed Resolution 2540/2021 which is addressed to "people who reside in the territory of the Argentine Republic, who have accessed in the framework of a clinical trial approved by the National Administration of Medicines, Food and Tecnología Médica (ANMAT), to a vaccine against Covid-19 authorized for use or registered in Argentina or prequalified by the World Health Organization (WHO) ".
After the registration is validated, the volunteers will be able to have the COVID 19 Vaccination Certificate, available in the Citizen's Digital Profile of the "My Argentina" platform, within the "My Health" section.
The digital credential of the My Argentina application is the official document for those who travel abroad to certify the vaccination against the coronavirus and also to travel around the country.
Volunteers for vaccines against the coronavirus will also be able to process the digital certificate Mi Argentina
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