Argentina: Alarming increase in cases

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Over 5,000 cases of COVID-19 per day notes the Argentina in recent days, on average fourfold to fivefold compared to the previous month, according to data released by the Ministry of Health yesterday.

Its gradual but continuous increase includes its cases Ομικρον, while the first case was diagnosed on December 6th. He was a traveler who returned from South Africa.

The Ministry of Health spoke about more 4 confirmed cases of the new variant, in the province of Cordoba (central).

The previous 24 hours have been confirmed 5,337 cases of SARS-CoV-2 – up from 1,095 just one month ago, on November 20th – and 27 deaths due to complications of COVID-19 (compared to 14 a month ago).

THE pressure on hospitals however, it still remains relevant manageable, with the bed occupancy rate in the intensive care unit (ICU) being at 35%.

However, given the increase in infections and as his holiday season approaches summer of the southern hemisphere, will enter into force on 1 January health pass for all citizens over 13 years of age.

Several provinces make use of the fold even today Tuesday will begin to be required of him Buenos Aires, which has a population of 18 million – more than a third of the country’s population. In this particular province, the cases of the virus “increased by 33% within a week“, Pointed out its governor, Axel Kisilov.

At the same time, it will be required complete vaccination against COVID-19 for participating in any mass gathering, even outdoors, and for monitoring cultural events, sporting events and religious ceremonies indoors.

It is noted that Argentina has recorded from the outbreak of the new coronavirus pandemic in its territory somewhere 117,000 deaths because of COVID-19 in total 5.39 million laboratory-confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2. 70% of the population (45 million) have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 82% have received a dose.

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