The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has spread to almost all the districts and departments of Argentina. As of February 20
in Mercedes, Corrientes, 509 cases of infected have been registered since the beginning of the pandemic.
These figures arise from the open database of the Ministry of Health of the Nation. The accounting of cases by party or department is carried out under the criterion of place of residence that appears on the patient’s ID. It may happen that the person is not in that party or department.
In the last 24 hours, no new cases of sick of coronavirus in Mercedes, as detailed by the health authorities. And if the last seven days are taken into account, 26 cases of people affected by the virus have been detected.
To date, in the province of Corrientes, a total of 20,689 infected by coronavirus and 291 deaths have been registered, while 2,054,681 positive cases, 1,855,645 recovered patients and 51,001 deaths have been recorded throughout the country.
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Coronavirus symptoms and definition of a suspected case
Confirmed cases of coronavirus in Argentina register an increase and specialists announced changes in what is considered a suspicious case, which requires daily monitoring and the corresponding test that confirms or rules out the presence of the virus.
Initially, a temperature equal to or greater than 37.5 ° C was an alarm factor, although it was more relevant if it was accompanied by a dry cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, and chest tightness.
Later the WHO included as symptoms of coronavirus loss of smell and taste, nasal congestion, headache, conjunctivitis, diarrhea, skin rashes or color changes in the fingers or toes.
Then the difficulty in speaking or moving was incorporated as new symptoms of Covid-19, so that people who felt any of these impediments had to make a medical consultation immediately.
Finally, a new criterion was defined for a case to be classified as a suspected coronavirus. Now the presence of fever is not required, but it is enough to have two symptoms for health personnel to take it into account for special monitoring.
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