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Coronavirus in Argentina: 163 deaths and 5,417 new infections confirmed in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Monday, February 22, 2021 that, in the last 24 hours, 5,417 cases of coronavirus were registered and 163 people died. With this new data, the number of infections since the pandemic began amounted to 2,069,751 and fatalities now total 51,359.

Among the deceased reported today, there are 92 men (42 residents of the province of Buenos Aires, 10 of the City of Buenos Aires, 3 of Chaco, 4 of Chubut, 2 of Córdoba, 5 of Entre Ríos, 1 of La Pampa, 1 of Mendoza, 4 of Misiones, 2 of Neuquén, 9 from Río Negro, 3 from Santa Cruz, 4 from Santa Fe, 1 from Santiago del Estero and 1 from Tierra del Fuego) and 68 women (33 residents of the province of Buenos Aires, 10 of the City of Buenos Aires, 1 of Chaco, 2 of Chubut, 1 of Córdoba, 5 of Entre Ríos, 1 of Jujuy, 1 of La Pampa, 1 of Mendoza, 1 of Misiones, 2 from Neuquén, 1 from Río Negro, 2 from Santa Cruz, 5 from Santa Fe, 1 from Santiago del Estero and 1 from Tierra del Fuego).

“Three people, two residents in the province of Buenos Aires and a resident of the province of Córdoba, were registered without sex data. Two people were reclassified ”, indicates the party.

What’s more, From the Health portfolio they indicated that there are 3,550 people throughout the country who suffer from the disease admitted to intensive care. The percentage of bed occupancy nationwide is 54.2% and in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, 60%.

According to the report, during the last 24 hours, 42,145 tests were carried out and 7,174,337 diagnostic tests for this disease were carried out since the beginning of the outbreak, which is equivalent to 159,429 samples per million inhabitants.

Respect of the 5,417 new cases confirmed today, 1,999 correspond to the province of Buenos Aires, 825 are from the City of Buenos Aires, 85 from Catamarca, 124 from Chaco, 141 from Chubut, 142 from Corrientes, 402 from Córdoba, 110 from Entre Ríos, 57 from Formosa, 48 from Jujuy , 71 from La Pampa, 28 from La Rioja, 78 from Mendoza, 127 from Misiones, 210 from Neuquén, 119 from Río Negro, 74 from Salta, 71 from San Juan, 23 from San Luis, 124 from Santa Cruz, 330 from Santa Fe, 36 from Santiago del Estero, 42 from Tierra del Fuego and 151 from Tucumán.

This morning, the Government of the City of Buenos Aires began with the second stage of the vaccination plan against COVID-19. The first installment of 40,000 Oxford-AstraZeneca Covishield vaccines, manufactured in India, will be destined for adults over 80 years of age and those residing in nursing homes.

The vaccination operation will be carried out in 29 specially equipped public centers, which are located in clubs, government buildings and cultural centers, strategically distributed throughout the Buenos Aires territory. The centers will operate from Monday to Friday from 8 to 17 and will have more than 2,000 people working. Additionally, seven vaccination points were also arranged in private centers.

Upon arrival, residents who show up to be vaccinated only have to present their ID and, after receiving the dose, they must remain for half an hour under observation. Vaccination shifts were enabled last Friday through the website (buenosaires.gob.ar/vacunacovid) and line 147 and, until early Saturday morning, 40,000 vaccines were assigned. For those who could not access a shift, the City carries out a new registration and new quotas will be opened as more doses are received from the national government. Until this Sunday afternoon there were 47 thousand people registered.

After her inauguration as head of the Ministry of Health last Saturday, February 20, Carla Vizzotti met at Casa Rosada with Santiago Cafiero, with the objective of leave the controversy behind that was generated around the VIP vaccination set up within the sanitary portfolio. As it transpired, the official brought him proposals to improve the traceability of each vaccine once it enters the country and deepen negotiations with laboratories to obtain new doses.

Amid the sea of ​​criticism from the ruling party they bet to recover ground in the health agenda with two positive news regarding the vaccination operation. The last one transpired during Sunday afternoon and revealed that the Government closed the contract with the Chinese laboratory Sinopharm for one million doses. That container will arrive this Thursday. In total there are 500,000 more vaccines against COVID-19, since two doses must be applied and, in this case, both have the same component. It will be the largest shipment of doses that the Government will bring to the country since the start of the vaccination plan.

Also, as agreed, This week a new container will arrive with doses of Sputnik V. Last Saturday, the presidential adviser Cecilia Nicolini traveled to Russia, in order to advance in the design of a new delivery schedule. At the Casa Rosada they hope that the next flight from Moscow will arrive with a million doses.

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