Another 384 people died and 13,510 were diagnosed with coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Argentina, while the authorities of the provinces that had to reinforce the mandatory isolation due to infections assure that a good result is being observed due to the decrease in circulation.
With the official figures reported tonight, the total of deaths since the start of the pandemic amounts to 26,107, while the infected add up to 979,119 cases, of which 791,174 are recovered patients and 161,838 active cases.
The Ministry of Health indicated that 4,386 are interned in intensive care units, with a percentage of occupancy of adult beds of 64.2% in the country and 63.4% in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA).
The registered cases were in the province of Buenos Aires 4,419, in the City of Buenos Aires, 610; in Catamarca, 24; in Chaco, 167; in Chubut, 335; in Córdoba, 1,233; in Corrientes, 2; in Entre Ríos, 350; in Formosa, 1; in Jujuy, 69; in La Pampa, 95; in La Rioja, 55; in Mendoza, 659; in Misiones, 1; in Neuquén, 1,005; in Río Negro, 357; in Salta, 238; in San Juan, 6; in San Luis, 201; in Santa Cruz, 141; in Santa Fe, 2,199; in Santiago del Estero, 238; in Tierra del Fuego, 182; and in Tucumán 923.
In this context, the Minister of Health, Ginés González García, considered that throughout America “the pandemic is having an unexpected duration” and in this sense he appealed to society to continue with preventive care, because the vaccine “could be at the beginning of the year or perhaps a few days earlier” and “in March” in a massive way.
“We all thought that the pandemic in America would last a little, not like in Asia, but like in Europe (which is having a very strong outbreak today) but for some reason that is not explained much, -I at least I don’t have the explanation and that I read everything there is – it is having an unexpected duration, in all America, from Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, “said the official.
He pointed out that this is happening “despite the fact that countries have adopted different strategies to contain it – the case of the United States and Brazil, for example – and yet it continues to be persistent and remains a record without anyone knowing why.” .
On the other hand, the authorities of the provinces that had to reinforce the mandatory isolation by decision of the national government because of the contagions analyze the situation one week after the measure and ensure that a good result is being observed due to the decrease in circulation.
In Córdoba, there are six departments, out of a total of 26, those reached by the restrictions of the last DNU, and according to the Minister of Health, Diego Cardozo, the decision was adopted based on the projection of a “wave of infections, with estimates of between 2,500 and 3,000 cases at the end of October “, therefore it is necessary” to prepare the entire public and private health system for that great onslaught. “
In Tucumán, the secretary of the Provincial Health System (Siprosa), Luis Medina Ruíz, explained that the greatest number of infections are found in Greater San Miguel, where the greatest traffic of people is concentrated, so these measures will avoid that the virus reaches the municipalities where there are cases or community circulation.
For its part, the province of Santiago del Estero is divided into two health systems: on the one hand, the Capital and Banda departments with community circulation of Covid-19 and which were included by the national government and ratified by the provincial in the 18 localities with case increases; and on the other hand, the rest of the interior, where there are no strict restrictions and have more extended hours, since they do not have community circulation.
In Chaco, meanwhile, the preventive and mandatory distancing will continue until October 24 with the implementation of the health alarm that prohibits circulation in the streets from 9 p.m. with restrictions and recommendations that are applicable to the entire community, activities, agencies, establishments, public and private spaces throughout the province.
In the south of the country, the city of Neuquén and six other towns of the most populated in the province, remain under the rules of Social, Preventive and Mandatory Isolation (ASPO) due to the community circulation of Covid-19 until October 25 inclusive .
For its part, the Chubut Ministry of Health issued a decree imposing restrictive traffic measures in the Biedma and Escalante departments, where Comodoro Rivadavia, Rada Tilly, Puerto Madryn and Puerto Pirámides are located, towns in which “it will be possible to circulate in Monday to Saturday from 7 am to 9:30 pm, depending on the odd or even ending of the DNI “
At the international level, the second wave of coronavirus hit Europe hard again, where many countries today registered record infections and imposed new restrictions to try to stop the advance of the pandemic, which has already left more than 39.5 million infected and 1.1 million deaths in the world.
New infections on the European continent soared 44% this week, while they declined in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia, according to the AFP news agency.
In the last day, the United States and India, the two countries with the most cases globally, were also the two nations with the most new infections, with 63,044 and 62,212 respectively, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO).
While France became the third country with the highest number of daily infections, with 30,543 in the last 24 hours, which led the French Government to take drastic measures, with the imposition of a curfew in Paris as of today. and other large cities that affect about 20 million people.