The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Monday that, during the last 24 hours, 429 deaths and 8,782 new positive cases of coronavirus were registered. With these data, the total number of infected throughout the country amounts to 508,563 and fatalities total 13,482.
Of the 429 new deaths, 243 were men. 150 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, 17 in CABA, 3 in Chaco, 4 in Córdoba, 2 in Entre Ríos, 5 in Jujuy, 1 in La Rioja, 3 in Mendoza, 5 in Neuquén, 13 in Río Negro, 20 in Salta, 17 in Santa Fe, 1 in Santiago del Estero, 1 in Tierra del Fuego, 1 in Santa Cruz; and 186 women, 126 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, 13 in CABA, 4 in Chaco, 1 in Córdoba, 1 in Corrientes, 1 in Entre Ríos, 6 in Jujuy, 1 in La Rioja, 3 in Mendoza, 8 in Neuquén, 8 in Río Negro, 3 in Salta, 10 in Santa Fe and 1 in Santiago del Estero.
In total there are 3,387 people hospitalized in intensive care. Bed occupancy reaches 60.3% nationwide and 65.5% in the AMBA.
In addition, they detailed that in the last 24 hours 18,575 tests were carried out and 1,765,069 diagnostic tests for this disease were carried out since the beginning of the outbreak, which is equivalent to 38,898.1 samples per million inhabitants.
This morning, the Minister of Health of the city of Buenos Aires, Fernan Quirós, said that, « after a long period of stability of between 1,100 and 1,330 » new daily cases of coronavirus, in the last week the district registered « a decrease in those values » to a range that goes between 900 and 1,100 on average per day.
This was stated in the framework of the report on the epidemiological situation that the Buenos Aires health authorities offered this morning at a press conference at the headquarters of the Executive, in the Parque Patricios neighborhood, although he clarified that the « consolidation » of the evolution of the contagion curve.
« Last week we are between 900 and a thousand cases on average, we will see if this week we can consolidate this decline »Quirós said.
For his part, the Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Daniel gollan, agreed that there is « a decline, sustained for now » in particular in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), but warned that in the interior districts of Buenos Aires there was an « increase in the number of cases » of coronavirus.
This was expressed by the minister in the press conference he gave at the Buenos Aires Government House, in La Plata, together with the Chief of Cabinet, Carlos Bianco, in which he gave details of the epidemiological situation in the province.
« We observe as a good sign a decrease that for now is sustained in the number of cases, in general, but in particular in the AMBA »The minister stressed, but clarified that this situation « is being compensated by the increase in the interior » of infections.
The head of the Buenos Aires health portfolio, detailed that between August 24 and 30 there was « a peak of daily reports » in the AMBA area of 5,334 cases and, on the other hand, today, in the last week that ended, 4,200 were registered .
He insisted that the region surrounding the AMBA « is the area with the highest concentration of cases », but stressed that there is also an « increasing » number of infections in coastal districts.
He also stated that 15 days ago, the occupancy of the public ones was at 70% and the private ones at 65%. “The fall is notorious. The same situation occurs in intermediate therapy beds ”, he declared.
On the other hand, he said that the province already has 58 diagnostic laboratories and stated that « 8 more will be added next week. »
Gollan indicated that 818 thousand tests have already been carried out in the province and highlighted the « giant investment » carried out by the province, which includes having transferred 1909 workers from the health area to permanent staff, in addition to having recomposed other situations of monotributistas that were incorporated to transitional plant.
“Of 1,580 residents who finished their residency, 1,137, that is, 72% will be absorbed by the public sector. This represents 83 different specialties ”, he graph.
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