Horacio Rodríguez Larreta announced that CABA will also reduce isolation times and the application of booster vaccines

Horacio Rodríguez Larreta

The head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, announced today that the city of Buenos Aires, in accordance with the provisions of the Ministry of Health of the Nation, It will reduce the isolation times of patients with coronavirus, as well as advance the application of the booster dose of the vaccine to four months.

In turn, the mayor reported that starting tomorrow it will be enabled a new testing center in Parque Roca, which in the coming days will be able to provide up to 6 thousand daily shifts, and from Friday Four Mobile Units will be incorporated that will provide support to the Febrile Emergency Units (UFU) with higher demand.

In turn, Rodríguez Larreta announced that in the face of the strong increase in infections The testing centers will remain open on December 31 and January 1 with a schedule similar to the one that ran on December 24 and 25.

“The data show a sustained rise in infections that began 5 weeks ago and accelerated in recent days. Currently, the average of new cases registered per day is 2,448 ″, detailed from the Buenos Aires government. Just two weeks ago the daily average was 880, today the average of the last 10 days is 2,448.

However, they clarified that thanks to the advance of vaccination, a significantly lower number of people who develop serious or fatal conditions is evidenced. “5.6% of the 600 intensive therapy places of the Public Health System for patients with COVID-19 are occupied,” they reported.

Felipe Miguel, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Fernán Quirós
Felipe Miguel, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Fernán Quirós

Reduction in isolation times:

Vaccinated people:

Confirmed cases with mild symptoms: compulsory isolation is reduced from 10 to 7 days.

Confirmed cases with a moderate or severe condition: 10 days of mandatory isolation.

Asymptomatic close contacts: compulsory isolation and another 5 days of special care is reduced from 10 to 5 days (use of a face mask; avoid meetings in closed spaces and places with crowds of people; hand hygiene; etc.)

Unvaccinated people:

Confirmed cases with mild symptoms: 10 days of mandatory isolation.

Confirmed cases with a moderate or severe condition: 10 days of mandatory isolation.

Asymptomatic close contacts: It must be tested on the seventh day and obtain a negative result or comply with a mandatory 10-day isolation.

From the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health they insisted that Anyone with symptoms compatible with the coronavirus should attend the UFU closest to their home. immediately to take the test and receive medical attention if you need it.

Vaccination Plan against COVID-19

Since the Plan began, on December 29, 2020, 5,951,018 vaccines have been applied. So far, 2,781,140 people, more than 91% of Buenos Aires, have at least one dose. Of this total, 2,604,013, that is, 85% of the population, was administered the second component or received CanSino (single dose). In addition, 565,865 residents, representing 18%, already have the booster dose.

After the conference, the officials answered questions and the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Fernan Quirós, stated that “this significant increase in cases is due to the beginning of the third wave based mainly on the delta variant, and in the last ten days we have started to detect potentially Omicron cases”. Although he clarified that for the moment, “The delta variant continues to be the majority.”


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