Argentina reached this Wednesday the 14,376 deaths by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, after 424 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The Ministry of Health of the South American country reported that 12,625 new cases were registered, bringing the total number of infections to 664,799.
The number of new confirmed cases marks an ascent compared to those reported this Tuesday, when 12,027 infections were recorded.
The most affected areas
The province of Buenos Aires It remains the district with the most confirmed cases so far (382,713, of which 5,389 were reported this Wednesday), followed by the country’s capital, with 119,808 confirmed infections, 929 of them reported today.
These two districts went from concentrating more than 90% of the new cases in May to having a weight close to 50% due to the strong growth of infections in various parts of the interior of the country.
On the other hand, according to official sources, there are 525,486 patients who have already been discharged, while 3,511 people with a confirmed diagnosis of the COVID-19 they remain admitted to intensive care units.
The percentage of occupancy of intensive therapy beds for all types of pathologies it is 60% nationally, but 65.6% if only Buenos Aires and its populous periphery are considered, where 51.7% of patients with COVID-19 who require intensive care are found.
So far, in Argentina, where isolation measures have been in force since March 20, a total of 1.8 million tests have been carried out to detect the virus, with a rate of 40,014 tests per million inhabitants.
The Argentine Government extended last Friday the isolation measures mandatory, with certain flexibilities according to the districts, until next October 11. Argentine President Alberto Fernández said at a press conference that his country “is far from overcoming the pandemic” and warned of the growth of infections in the interior of the country.
The president was especially concerned about the epidemiological situation from the provinces of Santa Fe, Córdoba, Mendoza, La Rioja, Salta, Jujuy, Río Negro and Neuquén.
“Son provinces where we are trying to be able to come out as of next week with alternative solutions because there the cycle of growth of infections continues to exist, “he said. He pointed out that he maintains dialogue with the governors of these provinces to analyze” what attitude to take from the National government “for those districts.