Argentina reported 3,168 new cases of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, bringing the number of positives to 2,107,365, while deaths rose to 51,965, after 19 deaths were confirmed in the last 24 hours.

According to the daily report released by the Argentine Ministry of Health, the province of Buenos Aires remains the district with the most confirmed cases so far (879,807, of which 1,282 were notified this Sunday), followed by the city of Buenos Aires, with 231,892 confirmed infections, 437 of them reported today.

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In third place is the province of Santa Fe (center), with a total of 216,465 positives, 123 notified this Sunday.

On the other hand, according to official sources, there are 1,905,021 patients who have already been discharged, while 3,505 people with a confirmed diagnosis of covid-19 remain admitted to intensive care units.

The percentage of occupation of intensive care beds for all types of pathologies is 53.7% nationwide, but 60.4% if only Buenos Aires and its populous periphery are considered.

So far, in Argentina 7.4 million tests have been carried out to detect the virus.

The positive cases had come in Argentina to a daily record of 18,326 on October 21.

The Government today decreed the continuity, in principle until March 12, of the health measures adopted since March 20, 2020 to deal with the pandemic, although since November the country’s health qualification is an area with mandatory social distancing .

Argentina, with a population of 45 million inhabitants, began its vaccination campaign against covid-19 on December 29, with the inoculation of health personnel, and days ago the vaccination of adults over 70 years of age began.

Argentine health authorities foresee that vaccination will reach between 23 and 24 million people this year.

The vaccination campaign continues its march amid the scandal that broke out last Friday over the alleged privileged access to vaccines by those close to power and that cost Ginés González García his position as the country’s Minister of Health.

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