Coronavirus in Argentina: confirmed 88 deaths and 96,652 infections in the last 24 hours

Coronavirus in Argentina: confirmed 88 deaths and 96,652 infections in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health of the Nation informed this Saturday January 15 that, in the last 24 hours, were recorded 88 deaths Y 96,652 infections of coronavirus. The new part was released a day after what was the new record since the pandemic began, with 139,853 cases.

Thus, the total number of infected since the start of the pandemic amounts to 7,029,624 and there are 117,989 victims. From yesterday to today, 147,630 tests were carried out. As a result, the registered positivity rate is 65.46%, six times higher than what the WHO advises.

On the other hand, of the total deaths reported today, 51 are men and 37 women. The provinces that reported the most deaths were Córdoba 28, Buenos Aires 24 and CABA with 17 deaths, respectively.

According to the epidemiological part, at the moment, in Argentina there are 1,965 people with coronavirus hospitalized in intensive care. The percentage of bed occupancy at the national level is 42.6% and in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA) it is 42.5%.

In the midst of the third wave of coronavirus, and with a record of infectionsthis Friday the cases touched 140 thousand-, the Minister of Health of the City of Buenos Aires, Fernan Quiros, He assured that classes will not be suspended and specified when they will evaluate implementing the health pass in schools.

“We already see that, strictly complying with the protocols, this is a disease that spreads very little,” Quirós said in miter radio giving as an example what happened in schools and hospitals during the last year of the pandemic.

“The vast majority of infections occur when we break the care of the protocol in our daily, work, social life,” Quirós warned, ruling out a school closure due to the escalation of infections.

“We are going to continue taking care of the essential places of society and education for us is one of them”, added Quirós, who also cleared doubts about when children and adolescents will be required to complete the vaccination schedule.

“Vaccines have not been definitively approved yet. To do so, phase 4 is required, ending with the analysis of long-term adverse effects. When the vaccines are definitively approved is a reasonable debate, today we have to wait”, he sentenced.

Quirós was very satisfied with the progress of the vaccination plan in the City and the low rejection of anti-vaccines. However, the national government is concerned that 57% of children in Argentina still do not have the two doses of coronavirus vaccines and the implementation of the health pass would be a tool to pressure parents to do so before starting the school year.


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