the alarming data that the Minister of Health looks at

The Minister of Health, Ginés González García, reported this Wednesday that, during the past month, « the rate of growth of cases (of coronavirus) in CABA and the rest of the country is greater than that observed in June » 2020, and warned that « half of Argentines today are in areas of high health risk. »

« Today, in Argentina, 16 jurisdictions have at least one department with a high-risk epidemiological situation, with a case growth greater than 20% in the last 14 days and an incidence rate that exceeds 150 cases x 100,000 inhabitants « , indicated González García through a Twitter thread.

In that sense, the official specified that 49.7% of the population living in departments with high epidemiological risk, « where -he added- the highest incidence at the local level is found in departments belonging to the provinces of Buenos Aires, Neuquén and Santa Cruz « .

Regarding the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, González García specified that the number of cases as of December 2020 « is similar to June » of that same year, although « in recent weeks, the age group ranging from 20 to 30 years went from representing 20 percent of confirmed weekly cases to 27.2 percent, a growth that is not seen in any of the other groups. « 

The head of the Health portfolio considered « important to take dimension of the health reality in which we find ourselves », and pointed out: « We are walking a fine line where prevention, care and compliance with health regulations are essential to avoid more restrictions. »

« Care and compliance with health standards are essential to avoid further restrictions »

« Gaining time for the vaccine to reach the most needy people is everyone’s task. Let us be in solidarity and continue to take care of each other so that this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic », reiterated González García, after remembering that « Argentina is not alien to the international scene, (where) outbreaks have occurred in different parts of the world and much more abruptly, (and) we hear and see new cases of stricter confinement every day to prevent the virus from circulating. «