Argentina reached this Monday 10,000 deaths as a result of COVID-19, while diagnosing more than 9,000 new cases of the disease. The Argentine health authorities specified that, in the last 24 hours, there were 271 new deaths, that raised the global count of deaths to 10,129.
Regarding the cases, the balance offered by the Ministry of Health of the Latin American country shows that 9,215 new positives, so the accumulated total reached up to 488.007, according to data collected by the news agency Télam.
Of the people with COVID-19 identified this Monday, 62%, 5,722, correspond to the city and province of Buenos Aires, the outbreaks of the pandemic in Argentina.
Specifically, the province reported 4,633 new cases in the last 24 hours, while the city registered 1,089. Thus, the totals rise to 297,079 and 104,009, respectively.
The Secretary of Access to Health, Carla Vizzoti, pointed out that the number of positives that “for months” has placed the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires as the main focus, with more than 90% of cases, is currently below the 70%. However, this decline is motivated by the proportional increase in cases in the rest of the provinces.