The nation’s Ministry of Health reported on Monday that in the last 24 hours, 406 new deaths and 11,712 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed. With these registers, there are 1,102,301 positive results in the country, of which 909,586 are recovered patients and 163,414 are actively confirmed cases.
To date, the total number of infections in the country since the pandemic began has reached 1,102,301 and the number of deaths to 29,301.
According to the report of the 406 deaths recorded today, 244 are men: 77 inhabitants in the province of Buenos Aires, 36 in the city of Buenos Aires (CABA), 1 in Chaco, 22 in Córdoba, 2 in Corrientes, 6 in Entre Ríos, 10 in Jujuy, 8 in La Rioja, 7 in Mendoza, 6 from Neuquén , 9 from Río Negro, 14 from Salta, 3 from Santa Cruz, 22 from Santa Fe, 1 from Santiago del Estero, 4 from Tierra del Fuego and 16 from Tucumán; Y 161 are women: 68 inhabitants of the province of Buenos Aires, 28 of the city of Buenos Aires, 2 of Chubut, 10 of Córdoba, 1 of Corrientes, 5 of Entre Ríos, 5 of La Rioja, 4 of Mendoza, 3 of Río Negro, 10 of Salta, 15 from Santa Fe and 10 from Tucumán. Reservation: a deceased person, resident in the province of Buenos Aires, does not record sex data.
Of the 11,712 new cases, 3,694 came from Buenos Aires, 515 from the city of Buenos Aires, 7 from Catamarca, 137 from Chaco, 544 from Chubut, 1,271 from Córdoba, 114 from Corrientes, 352 from Entre Ríos, 2 from Formosa, 38 from Jujuy, 68 from La Pampa, 49 from La Rioja, 652 from Mendoza, 12 from Misiones, 395 from Neuquén, 308 from Río Negro, 95 from Salta, 10 from San Juan, 136 from San Luis, 86 from Santa Cruz, 1733 from Santa Fe, 240 from Santiago del Estero, 305 from Tierra del Fuego and 949 from Tucumán.
There are currently 5,038 people in hospitals in intensive care units. The bed occupancy is 64% nationwide and 61.8% in AMBA.
According to the epidemiological report, in the last 24 hours 26448 tests and 2850102 diagnostic tests for this disease have been carried out since the beginning of the outbreak, which corresponds to 62809 samples per million inhabitants.
The average number of coronavirus cases recorded in Argentina in recent days is 14,416, which means in a growth of 5.7% compared to the previous week. During the week of October 12 to 18, 13,639 daily infections had been averaged. The data comes from the average generated with the latest available data until this afternoon, which is Sunday’s report.
The case in case remains in the AMBA. And on this subject, the Buenos Aires Minister of Health made a reference today, Fernan Quirós. This morning he said that the curve of coronavirus cases in the city “Complete the descent”, which he defined as “systematic”, although he acknowledged that extreme care must be taken to avoid a “return” of the pandemic.
The official stated that in October “The decline was less marked, but it is still systematic”. However, he pointed out that regrowth should be “avoided or mitigated”, as European experience suggests that “it has been shown that after a first downward curve, rising conditions may reappear.” Given this possibility, he expected the Buenos Aires government “will continue to expand testing and tracking”, while calling “Understand the difference between infections and super contacts”.
Quirós claimed that there are 20% of people who cause 80% of infections under certain conditions. “It may be due to a biological condition, due to the social responsibility that a person has and due to super infectious spaces, which have special conditions such as being closed and poorly ventilated, and where people stay for a long time,” he explained.
Regarding the use of air conditioning, he assured that “any public space” that is activated will be “documented” so that the units recycle the air and thus avoid “aerosol contamination” or endurance of small particles in air that may contain the virus, which in ventilated spaces disappears quickly naturally.
Quirós also referred to tourists from neighboring countries announced by the national government in recent days, assuring that they work in different areas so that visitors “do not have one condition to get to the city and another to get somewhere else.” “There is an important aspect. There is a dialogue between our government headquarters and the nation’s, between the areas of transport, tourism and health to work in a coordinated table. We are working on a common protocol,” he explained.
On the other hand, The AstraZeneca Laboratory reported today that the Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine it is developing with the University of Oxford shows a robust immune response in older adults, the group with the highest risk of pandemic. The laboratory also admitted side effects of the application, which it described as minor, of the vaccine that will be developed in Latin America in Mexico and Argentina.
The news was confirmed by resuming trials that had been suspended due to a negative reaction from one of the volunteers, the British newspaper Financial Times reported. The research concludes that the vaccine develops protective antibodies and T cells in older age groups, while the next step will be to determine whether it also prevents that group from contracting serious diseases or dying from the virus, a situation that is not entirely safe from the immune response. obtained.