Coronavirus in Argentina: 143 deaths and 9,276 new infections confirmed in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Saturday that, during the last 24 hours, 143 deaths and 9,276 new positive cases from coronavirus were registered. With these data, the total number of infected throughout the country amounts to 622,934 and the fatalities total 12,799.

Since the last report issued, 94 deaths were reported: 48 men, 13 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, four in the city of Buenos Aires, one in Córdoba, one in Entre Ríos, five in Corrientes, one in Entre Ríos, one in Mendoza, 12 in Salta, one in San Juan, three in Santa Fe, seven in Tucumán; and 46 women, 19 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, two in the city of Buenos Aires, seven in Córdoba, two in Río Negro, eight in Salta, one in Santa Fe, one in Santiago del Estero and six in Tucumán.

In the morning report, 49 deaths had already been reported: 27 men, 10 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, four in the city of Buenos Aires, one in Córdoba, five in Jujuy, one in Mendoza, two in Neuquén, one in Salta, three in Río Negro; and 22 women, 14 in the province of Buenos Aires, one in Chaco, three in Jujuy, one in Neuquén, two in Río Negro and one in Tucumán.

Of the 9,276 cases, 3,877 are from the province of Buenos Aires, 683 from the city of Buenos Aires, 7 from Catamarca, 132 from Chaco, 81 from Chubut, 751 from Córdoba, 37 from Corrientes, 149 from Entre Ríos, 9 from Formosa, 295 from Jujuy, 13 from La Pampa, 86 from La Rioja, 673 from Mendoza, 1 from Misiones, 141 from Neuquén, 245 from Río Negro, 438 from Salta, 1 from San Juan, 24 from San Luis, 195 from Santa Cruz, 1,137 from Santa Fe , 56 from Santiago del Estero, 98 from Tierra del Fuego and 147 from Tucumán.

During the day on Friday, 25,698 tests were carried out and since the beginning of the outbreak, 1,707,947 diagnostic tests for this disease were carried out, which is equivalent to 37,639.2 samples per million inhabitants. To date, the total number of registrations is 478,077 people.

The number of cases discarded until yesterday is 921,466 (by laboratory and by clinical / epidemiological criteria

“When we analyze by date of onset of symptoms so far The day that the largest number of confirmed cases were reported was September 7 with 11,867 cases; while in the case of the deceased, August 24 was the day with the highest number of deaths, with 207 people, “he said. Carla Vizzotti, Secretary of Access to Health of the Nation, at the head of the morning report.

“The number of cases, such as the number of people admitted to intensive care units with confirmed COVID-19, such as the occupation of the beds and the percentage of positivity, are decreasing in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA) and increasing proportionally in the rest of the country”Explained Vizzotti.

The official reiterated that “With the increase in the circulation of people, the transmission of a virus that has no treatment or vaccine increases“And that the way the world has to minimize diffusion is with” those two meters away, with the mask, washing hands, cleaning surfaces, trying to avoid meetings in closed spaces and comply with the recommendations in work environments ” .

A total of 3,225 people have the disease in intensive care units throughout the country, 51.4% in the AMBA, 16.7% in Córdoba and 4% in Tucumán. The occupation of intensive care beds, regardless of the illness that explains the hospitalization of the patient, at the national level it averages 60%, while in the AMBA it reaches 66.8%.

In that sense, he said that there is “tension” in the Rio Negro department of General Roca; in Oran, Tartagal and Salta capital; in Neuquén capital and in the metropolitan area of ​​Mendoza, in the province of Jujuy; Rio Gallegos in Santa Cruz and in Santa Fe in Gran Rosario and the southern part of the province.

The indicator that measures the amount of positives on tests carried out yesterday stood at 47.2% at the national level, 35.8% in the City of Buenos Aires and 46.1% in the province of Buenos Aires.

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