Coronavirus in Argentina: 135 deaths and 12,725 new infections confirmed in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Wednesday that, during the last 24 hours, there were 135 deaths and 12,725 new cases positive for coronavirus. With these data, the number of fatalities amounts to 44,983 while the total number of infected is 1,757,429.

Of the deaths reported today, 71 are men (30 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, 4 in the City of Buenos Aires, 3 in Chaco, 2 in Chubut, 5 in Córdoba, 1 in Entre Ríos, 3 in Mendoza, 4 in Misiones, 4 in Río Negro, 2 in Santa Cruz, 10 from Santa Fe, 1 from Santiago del Estero, 1 from Tierra del Fuego and 1 from Tucumán) and 50 are women (18 residents in the province of Buenos Aires, 3 in the City of Buenos Aires, 3 in Chaco, 1 in Chubut, 5 in Córdoba, 6 in Entre Ríos, 3 in Mendoza, 2 in Misiones, 1 in Río Negro, 3 in San Juan, 1 from San Luis, 2 from Santa Cruz, 8 from Santa Fe, 1 from Santiago del Estero and 2 from Tucumán).

Between Tuesday, January 12, and today, 50,648 tests were carried out and since the beginning of the outbreak, 5,365,242 diagnostic tests for this disease were carried out, which is equivalent to 118,237 samples per million inhabitants.

On the other hand, bed occupancy in Intensive Care Units nationwide is 55.9% while in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires it is 59.3%.

Of the 12,725 notified by the health portfolio, 4,859 are from the province of Buenos Aires, 1,204 from the city of Buenos Aires, 70 from Catamarca, 288 from Chaco, 528 from Chubut, 395 from Corrientes, 818 from Córdoba, 581 from Entre Ríos , 54 from Formosa, 17 from Jujuy, 229 from La Pampa, 11 from La Rioja, 150 from Mendoza, 27 from Misiones, 463 from Neuquén, 393 from Río Negro, 67 from Salta, 163 from San Juan, 38 from San Luis, 323 from Santa Cruz, 1,502 from Santa Fe, 165 from Santiago del Estero, 101 from Tierra del Fuego and 279 from Tucumán.

In the epidemiological part of yesterday, more than 13,700 new infections were reported, one of the highest figures registered in recent weeks and which shows the rising curve of cases since mid-December. An example of this is what happens in the province of Buenos Aires, where a month ago it had an average of 1,300 daily infections and today that number tripled.

According to the latest report from the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health, which leads Daniel Gollan, in the week of December 7 to 13, 2020, the average number of cases was 1,365 per day. In the week of January 4 to 10, 2021, the daily average became 4,510 cases. The increase was exponential.

On the most specific level, in the AMBA, daily infections went from 815 to 2,969, while in the interior of Buenos Aires they were at 545 per day and currently the average is 1,529.

The increase in infected began to be seen in the hospital guards and in the results of the PCR tests. Also in the increase in calls to 148, a number provided by the province for people to consult when they have symptoms.

At the moment, something salient is that the health system is running smoothly. Today he has beds available. Currently, the percentage of intensive care beds occupied in the interior of the province is 41.81%.

In this context, the authorities are working so that the summer season continues, without ruling out new restrictions, while the vaccination plan is being carried out.

In relation to the latter, yesterday the president of Aerolineas Argentinas, Pablo Ceriani, confirmed that Tomorrow, Thursday at 9:00 p.m., another plane will take off to Moscow to bring the second batch of 300,000 Sputnik V vaccines that arrived on December 24.

Although everything indicated that the next trips were going to be to South Korea or India, where the Russian vaccine would be produced for the Argentine market, the Government started the trip to return to the Russian capital.

The date that was initially evaluated was January 14 at 8:35 in the morning, to return to Buenos Aires on the 15th around midnight. But it will finally leave on Thursday at 9 pm and land on Saturday at noon.

From a logistical point of view, the flight does not involve major complications due to the reduced number of doses to be transported. “The flight, which is scheduled to arrive in the country on Saturday at noon, will last approximately 40 hours and will be made up of a total of 20 people to carry out the operation without technical stops”, detailed the president of Airlines.

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