Coronavirus in Argentina: 46 dead and 4,192 new cases – News story

Forty-six people died and 4,192 were diagnosed with coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Argentina, bringing the total to 2,939 deceased and 162,526 infected since the beginning of the pandemic, while the Secretary of Access to Health, Carla Vizzotti, pointed out that the challenge against Covid-19 is not only in the metropolitan area, since they are “seeing increases in cases throughout the country, in departments where they had not been confirmed. “

The Ministry of Health reported this Sunday that of the total of infected, 1,109 (0.7%) are imported, 48,698 (30%) close contacts of confirmed cases, 84,358 (51.9%) cases of community circulation and the rest are in epidemiological research.

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As for the deaths, the evening report stated that 17 men died, 11 residents in the province of Buenos Aires; two in the City of Buenos Aires; three in the province of Mendoza and one resident in the province of Córdoba; and 9 women; 8 in the province of Buenos Aires and one in the City of Buenos Aires.

The morning report specified that 10 men died, six in the province of Buenos Aires; four in the City of Buenos Aires (CABA) and 10 women; four in the province of Buenos Aires; five in the City of Buenos Aires and one in the province of Río Negro.

Meanwhile, the Secretary for Access to Health, Carla Vizzotti, stated that between July 11 and 25, cases in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA) grew by 33.8% and in the rest of the country, by 51.2%.

“In the last 14 days, in the country, excluding AMBA, cases went from 11,232 to 16,990, an increase of 51.2%, while the percentage increase in the metropolitan region was 33.8%, from 105,609 cases 141,344 cases, “Vizzotti explained during the evening report.

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Vizzotti pointed out that the challenge is not only the metropolitan region: “We are seeing increases in cases throughout the country, in departments where no cases have been confirmed, where conglomerates and outbreaks are registered from people entering these places,” he said. .

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Vizzotti pointed out that “the challenge is not only the metropolitan region, we are seeing increases in cases throughout the country, in departments where no cases have been confirmed”, where “conglomerates and outbreaks are registered from people who enter these places” .

The 24 provinces have confirmed coronavirus cases and only four (saint Louis, San Juan, Formosa and Catamarca) they did not confirm cases this Saturday.

In this sense, Vizzotti insisted on the need to “redouble efforts” in care with the aim that “the system continues to respond as we have done so far, one of the main causes for having one of the highest death rates come down from the region. “

Of the total number of cases, 158,334, 90.7% are from the AMBA and the average of the last 7 days shows 5,116 positives per day, indicated the official.

Lethality remains stable and low, and positivity (cases about the samples taken) was yesterday (by Saturday) 43.5 nationwide; in CABA, 43.3, and in the metropolitan region, 51.7 “, Vizzotti pointed out, while in it was” 24.6 in the rest of the country “.

Regarding the indicators, Alejandro Costa, Undersecretary of Health Strategies, reported that the case fatality rate of coronavirus in the country is 1.8% of confirmed cases and the mortality rate is 63.8 for every million inhabitants.

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The median age of those affected is 39 years and that of the deceased, 75 years.

Of the total confirmed cases in Argentina, he 49.3% are women and the 50.7% male; 1,107 (0.7%) are imported, 47,659 (30.1%) are close contacts of confirmed cases, 81,828 (51.7%) are cases of community circulation and the rest is under epidemiological investigation.

Of this accumulated, 7.4% of cases correspond to health personnel, said Costa.

Since the last report, 20 new deaths: 10 men, 6 residents in the province of Buenos Aires; 4 from the city of Buenos Aires; and 10 women; 4 residents in the province of Buenos Aires; 5 residents in the City of Buenos Aires; and 1 resident in the province of Río Negro. At the moment the number of deceased is 2,913.

On Saturday 12,951 new samples were made and since the start of the outbreak 636,844 diagnostic tests were performed for Covid-19, which is equivalent to 14,034.6 samples per million inhabitants.

In the report, Costa evaluated as “a good data” the total of recovered people, that is of 70.518So there are 84,903 people with ongoing infection.

Right now, there is 980 people in intensive care, with an occupancy rate of 54.6 nationwide and 63.3 at the AMBA.

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