Argentina registers its historical record of coronavirus cases, with 20,870

COVID-19: Argentina records 20,870 new COVID-19 cases

Argentina registered 20,870 cases of coronavirus, its highest number of confirmed infections in 24 hours since the start of the pandemic, according to official sources.

The previous record dated from October 21 of last year, when there were 18,326 positives, and this new peak occurs in a context of acceleration of positive cases during the last week, while the authorities maintain various measures to determine if they take more measures to face to this so-called second wave of coronavirus in the country.

According to the report of the Ministry of Health, the number of positives rose to 2,428,029, since there were 163 more deaths and the total number of deaths thus amounts to 56,634.

There were 7,203 more cases than the previous day, when the authorities confirmed 13,667 infections.

The two jurisdictions that registered the most cases were the province of Buenos Aires, with 10,402 positives, and the city of Buenos Aires, 2,281 infections, in both cases with their highest figures since the pandemic began.

Behind them, Córdoba (center) presented 1,843 new infections and Santa Fe (center) 1,296.

The Argentine authorities have increased the restrictions and sanitary recommendations due to the rise in infections for several days, although this long weekend of Easter, tourist activity was allowed.

In Argentina there are 2,153,509 patients who have already been discharged, while 3,652 people with a confirmed diagnosis of covid-19 they remain admitted to intensive care units.

The percentage of occupancy of intensive care beds for all types of pathologies is 56.1% nationwide, but 62.0% if only Buenos Aires and its populous periphery are considered.

So far, in Argentina 9.11 million tests have been carried out to detect the virus, of which 46,037 were carried out this Sunday.

Argentina had a peak of daily infections on October 21, with 18,326 positives, and then at the beginning of January there was a rebound that stopped until the beginning of March, when the current upward curve began.

Delayed vaccination

Given the arrival of the second wave, the Argentine government decided to prioritize the vaccination of the first dose and defer the second dose for three months in all types of vaccines against the coronavirus you have so far.

The southern country, with a population of about 45 million inhabitants, began its vaccination campaign against covid-19 at the end of last December and has already received 7,266,500 doses of vaccines against covid-19 from various providers.

This is a lower amount than what the country expected to have for this time of year and the Government itself has admitted the delays in the vaccination plan, which it justifies in the delays on the part of the providers.

According to official data released on Tuesday, 4,404,175 doses have been applied.

A total of 3,712,009 people received the first dose of the vaccine, while 692,166 people were already inoculated with the second dose.

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