The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Wednesday that, during the last 24 hours, 424 deaths and 12,625 new positive cases from coronavirus were registered. With these data, the total number of infected throughout the country amounts to 664,799 and fatalities total 14,376.
However, as has been happening in all reports, of the 424 deaths, only 42 occurred yesterday. According to calculations by researchers Mauro Infantino and Federico Tiberti, who developed an algorithm that allows detecting delays, between yesterday and today there were 111 deaths of the total reported. This means that only 26% of those reported are from the last 48 hours and only 10% are from yesterday.
In the evening report it was reported that they died 243 men, 160 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, 16 in the city of Buenos Aires, two in Chaco, eight in Córdoba, one in Entre Ríos, nine in Jujuy, seven in Mendoza, four in Neuquén, five in Río Negro, 12 in Salta, one in San Juan, one in Santa Cruz, 11 in Santa Fe, four in Santiago del Estero and two in Tierra del Fuego; and 181 women, 131 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, 18 in the city of Buenos Aires, one in Chaco, one in Chubut, three in Córdoba, two in Entre Ríos, two in Jujuy, five in Mendoza, three in Neuquén, three in Río Negro, three in Salta, three in San Juan and six in Santa Fe.
Of the 12,625 infections, 5,389 are from the province of Buenos Aires, 929 from the city of Buenos Aires, 6 from Catamarca, 86 from Chaco, 203 from Chubut, 1,435 from Córdoba, 118 from Entre Ríos, 1 from Formosa, 230 from Jujuy, 15 from La Pampa , 48 from La Rioja, 528 from Mendoza, 4 from Misiones, 176 from Neuquén, 272 from Río Negro, 347 from Salta, 19 from San Juan, 62 from San Luis, 114 from Santa Cruz, 1,682 from Santa Fe, 108 from Santiago del Estero, 79 from Tierra del Fuego and 819 from Tucumán. Corrientes reclassified 45 cases to other jurisdictions according to place of residence.
This Wednesday morning, the Minister of Health of the Nation, Ginés González García, and his Buenos Aires pair, Daniel Gollan, presented in Florencio Varela the new antigen tests for coronavirus that will allow to obtain the result in 15 minutes, with a lower cost than PCR tests, which allows to improve the tracking and isolation of cases.
“This tool will make it possible to strengthen the DetectAr program, facilitate the isolation of confirmed cases and help alleviate the task of molecular biology laboratories in jurisdictions”, expressed González Garcia when leading an act in the Chacabuco development society with Gollán and the mayor of Florencio Varela, Andres Watson.
The head of the health portfolio stressed that “this new technology joins five other similar ones that are being developed and that they will allow to carry out the tests in the same place of the operations, making the DetectAr program, which is our main diagnostic tool, more effective ”.
The minister also assured that “these first samples had for us an approximate cost of 400 pesos each, while traditional PCR tests have a value five times higher. While this technology is not a substitute for PCR testing, it is very important for immediate diagnosis. That’s why this monday a tender was launched to buy 500 thousand of these tests, in addition to those that each of the jurisdictions will incorporate “.
Regarding the health situation, González García stated that “we all want to be able to enjoy spring and have vacations this summerThat is why it is very important that we comply with all the protocols and health prevention measures “.
And he remarked: “It will not be possible to think about new openings if we do not have a reduction in cases”.
On the other hand, Gollán indicated that “having a tool of these characteristics is going to give much more power to search operations in the territory and above all to take more effective isolation measures because until now people had to wait for the result of the test that came from the laboratory and during that wait they were not isolated ”.
The Buenos Aires official highlighted: “We are working to control this pandemic but there is still a long way to go. It is true that in the last 10 days we have seen the occupancy of therapy beds and inpatient beds with COVID-19 patients decrease, but to be able to think about new openings or to think that the situation improves we have to be able to register at least three consecutive weeks of noticeable reduction in the number of infections “.
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