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Coronavirus in Argentina: 10,332 infections and 241 new deaths confirmed

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Wednesday that, during the last 24 hours, 241 deaths and 10,332 new positive cases from coronavirus were registered. With these data, the total number of infected throughout the country amounts to 1,339,337 and fatalities total 36,347.

Of the total deaths, 134 are men (39 from the province of Buenos Aires, eight from the city of Buenos Aires, two from Chaco, five from Chubut, 19 from Córdoba, three from Corrientes, one from Jujuy, two from La Pampa, one from La Rioja, 15 from Mendoza , seven from Neuquén, four from Río Negro, five from Salta, four from San Luis, four from Santa Cruz, 13 from Santa Fe and two from Tierra del Fuego) and 107 women (29 in the province of Buenos Aires, 13 in the city of Buenos Aires, one in Catamarca, one in Chaco, two in Chubut, 12 in Córdoba, three in Corrientes, four in Entre Ríos, nine in Mendoza, seven in Neuquén, five in Río Negro, four in Salta, two in San Luis, two in Santa Cruz, 10 in Santa Fe, two in Tierra del Fuego and one in Tucumán).

Currently there are 4,267 people who have the disease in Intensive Care Units (ICU). The percentage of bed occupancy, regardless of the patient’s condition, is 58% in the Nation and 60.5% in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA).

In the last 24 hours, 27,722 tests were carried out and since the beginning of the outbreak, 3,536,386 diagnostic tests were carried out for this disease, which is equivalent to 77,933 samples per million inhabitants.

Of the 10,332 cases, 2,826 are from the province of Buenos Aires, 384 from the city of Buenos Aires, 23 from Catamarca, 230 from Chaco, 366 from Chubut, 272 from Corrientes, 1,381 from Córdoba, 374 from Entre Ríos, 3 from Formosa , 27 from Jujuy, 75 from La Pampa, 51 from La Rioja, 339 from Mendoza, 10 from Misiones, 348 from Neuquén, 299 from Río Negro, 112 from Salta, 174 from San Juan, 219 from San Luis, 268 from Santa Cruz , 1,657 from Santa Fe, 229 from Santiago del Estero and 132 from Tierra del Fuego.

The Secretary of Access to Health of the Nation, Carla vizzotti, assured this Wednesday morning that a survey in 60 national hospitals, distributed in 13 provinces, showed that 66 percent of doctors said they would get vaccinated, “21% who are not sure and 13% would not be given the vaccine if it were available today,” explained the official during the epidemiological report.

When consulting the reasons why some of the study vaccines would be applied, Vizzotti explained that the answers were varied; between them “Because they are part of the essential workers”, “to protect the family” or “for personal protection”.

“When we broke down the negative responses, the workers used different arguments, such as ‘I don’t have confidence in vaccines’, ‘I would expect a second or third generation of the vaccine’, ‘it could generate a risk to my health’, ‘I don’t have confidence in the countries that manufacture them’, ‘that cases can go down on their own’ or ‘that the disease is not serious,’ “said the Deputy Minister of Health.

Likewise, Vizzotti pointed out that the survey was “very important to know the perception of health workers and build trust.”

The poll also asked what it would bring to receive vaccine training in development, to which 40% responded that “it would reinforce what they already know, 37% that it would give them greater confidence, 16% that it would not modify anything and 7% percent that it could change their opinion,” he added.

Vizzoti noted that the average number of daily cases in the last seven days is 9,504, the incidence rate is 2,929 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the fatality rate is 2.7% of confirmed cases and the mortality rate is 796 people per million inhabitants.

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