Coronavirus in Argentina: confirmed 8 deaths and 928 infections in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Saturday that, In the last 24 hours, 8 deaths and 928 new coronavirus infections were registered. Thus, the country accumulates a total of 5,296,188 positive cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Meanwhile, deaths were 116,091.

On the other hand, from yesterday to today 34,194 tests were carried out, with a positivity rate of 2.71%. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 25,360,063 diagnostic tests for this disease have been carried out. To date, 17,384 active positive cases have been registered throughout the country and 5,162,713 recovered.

Of the total deaths reported today, 6 are men (5 residents of the province of Buenos Aires and 1 of Mendoza) and 2 are women (1 of the province of Buenos Aires and 1 of Entre Ríos).

According to the epidemiological part, At the moment in Argentina there are 604 people with coronavirus hospitalized in intensive care. The percentage of bed occupancy at the national level is 35,5% and in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA) of the 39,8%.

Of the 928 new infections, 333 are from the province of Buenos Aires, 172 from the city of Buenos Aires, 7 from Catamarca, 1 from Chaco, 2 from Chubut, 1 from Corrientes, 39 from Córdoba, 7 from Entre Ríos, 1 from Formosa, 11 from Jujuy, 6 from La Pampa, 3 from La Rioja, 11 from Mendoza, 11 from Misiones, 45 from Neuquén, 51 from Río Negro, 72 from Salta, 3 from San Luis, 2 from Santa Cruz, 45 from Santa Fe, 5 from Santiago del Estero and 100 from Tucumán.

No cases were reported from San Juan and Tierra del Fuego.

Meanwhile, the vaccination campaign continues. According to the Public Monitor, until today 76,140,705 doses were distributed throughout the national territory, of which 61,869,933 were applied. Of that total, 35,015,573 people were inoculated at least once and 26,636,903 already have the complete immunization scheme. In turn, 217,457 people received a third dose.

During the early morning of today, Two new shipments with 1,391,220 vaccines against COVID-19 arrived at the Ezeiza International Airport. The first of the lots, with 495,000 single-dose CanSino vaccines, arrived at dawn on Qatar Airways flight QR8157, while 896,220 Pfizer units they got into American Airlines flight AA931 around 7.

To these shipments will be added in the early hours of tomorrow a shipment with another 195,000 CanSino vaccines, which will arrive on board KLM company flight KL701. In this way, Argentina will reach the 87,967,170 doses received since December.

Of that total, 14,683,210 correspond to Sputnik V (10,125,655 for component 1, and 4,557,555 for component 2), and 4,914,500 to Sputnik V produced in Argentina by the Richmond laboratory (1,179,625 for the first component, and 3,734,875 for the second).

The AstraZeneca firm corresponds to 25,188,400 doses (580,000 from Covishield; 1,944,000 received by the COVAX mechanism, 19,912,000 from AstraZeneca and Oxford whose active ingredient was produced in Argentina; 2,202,800 donated by Spain, and 549,600 by Canada ). Meanwhile, 30,000,000 correspond to the Sinopharm laboratory, 3,500,000 to Moderna donated by the United States, 1,704,000 to CanSino and 7,977,060 to Pfizer.

Last Tuesday, the Ministry of Health ordered the return of vaccines to Mexico, a decision that the authorities made “Due to the improvement of the epidemiological situation in Argentina and the stock of available vaccines”.

Is about 811,000 doses of the CHADOX1-S RECOMBINANTE vaccine from the AstraZeneca company that, within the framework of a collaboration agreement between both countries, they had been donated to Argentina by way of advance, arriving on June 12 last.

The cargo left yesterday on Aeroméxico flight AM029 and its arrival at the Benito Juárez International Airport in Mexico City was expected this Saturday.

“The commitment of the Argentine government was to make a refund for the same amount of doses at the time that the epidemiological situation and the availability of doses in our country allowed,” they explained from the health portfolio.


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