COVID-19 infections were 128,321 and the death toll rose: 208, the highest of the third wave

The record number of COVID-19 cases was on Friday, January 14, with almost 140,000 infections in one day (EFE/Juan Ignacio Roncoroni)

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Wednesday January 18 that, in the last 24 hours, 128,321 coronavirus infections and 208 deaths were registered: the highest number of victims in four months and the highest in this third wave.

Thus, the total number of infected since the start of the pandemic amounts to 7,446,626 and there are 118,628 fatalities..

Amid the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Nicholas Kreplak, stated today that It is no longer necessary to focus so much on the number of daily infections, but rather on detecting how many are hospitalized or seriously ill with the disease..

“There is a very high peak of cases, but although hospitalizations increase, that is not in the same proportion or far from the number of infected,” KreplaK clarified and highlighted that the level of occupancy of intensive care beds is less than 50 %.

On the other hand, The Buenos Aires minister made reference to pediatric doctors who do not advise vaccination against the coronavirus to children and adolescents. “They act in a very wrong, wrong way”, maintained and even considered that they would be committing “malpractice”. According to the official, children under 11 years of age are the group with the least immunity and he analyzed that this is the consequence of a “mistake” made by the Argentine Association of Pediatrics, which questioned the vaccine and then “backed off.”

There are still negative consequences of a mistake made by the Argentine Society of Pediatrics, which questioned the vaccine. Then he backed off. But there are still many pediatricians who, in a very mistaken, erroneous way and, I believe, doing malpractice, do not prescribe the vaccine to children. It seems to me that it is a danger that they have to correct”, he asserted for Radio 10.

Kreplak considered that pediatricians who do not advise vaccination would be committing "practice"
Kreplak considered that pediatricians who do not advise vaccination would be committing “malpractice”

During the radio interview, the head of the Buenos Aires health portfolio maintained that they are working hard with the Buenos Aires Minister of Education, Alberto Siloni, to offer the vaccine in schools next month, so that children can arrive vaccinated at the beginning of the school year.

In this sense, the head of the health portfolio stressed that there must be face-to-face classes, but the population must be vaccinated because this significantly changes the possibility of getting sick, and getting sick with some problem.

According to the latest update of Public Vaccination Monitor, the total number of inoculations applied amounts to 83,336,360, of which 39,117,750 correspond to the first dose, 34,186,054 to the second, 2,956,763 additional and 7,075,793 booster, while the vaccines distributed to the jurisdictions reach 93,854,553 and those donated to 5,083,000.

According to the vaccination monitor, there are more than 34 million Argentines who completed the inoculation scheme
According to the vaccination monitor, there are more than 34 million Argentines who completed the inoculation scheme

Regarding the epidemiological situation, the official was optimistic. “It won’t be long before coronavirus cases begin to decline. Even so, it is necessary to continue with the vaccination campaign. In the province we have verified that those who are vaccinated are 36 times less likely to have a fatal disease than those who are not.“, he claimed.

In the province there is a free vaccine in the first and second doses for those over 3 years of age and, since yesterday, Tuesday, the third dose was also announced for security workers, pregnant people and those who breastfeed, in addition to those over 60 years of age, immune committed and health personnel, who already had it without shift.


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