The Chaco Ministry of Health reported that one of the five coronavirus infected found in that province is a 4-year-old boy, so the patient became the first minor to contract the disease in Argentina.
Local authorities explained that the baby hails from the city of Resistencia and that the virus was infected from a relative who also tested positive after returning from one of the countries considered to be a “risk zone”.
Through a statement, the health portfolio detailed that the minor “is in good condition and in home isolation”, receiving medical follow-up after the virus that was contacted by close contact with the other confirmed case was detected.
In total, 5 are infected with COVID-19 in that province, one of whom died on March 13. It was a 61-year-old man who was admitted to a private clinic in Resistencia. He had traveled to Egypt, Turkey, and Germany.
For its part, the Ministry of Health of Chaco reported that another nine of the samples sent to Buenos Aires for analysis were negative for coronavirus. At the same time, the authorities decided to end the isolation that had been ordered preventively for 15,800 people from four towns located about 70 kilometers from Resistencia.
These 5 cases of the province are part of the total of 45 infected that have been detected so far in Argentina. The rest of the sick is distributed in the Federal Capital, Santa Fe and the province of Buenos Aires.
Earlier, the national government had confirmed this Saturday that 11 new infected were found, of which 10 have a history of travel to a risk area, while the rest (the minor from Chaco) was infected as a result of close contact with another positive case.
All these patients are complying with the established isolation by the health authorities and under the medical supervision of the institutions that attended them. Of the 45 people with coronavirus that exist so far, 3 were discharged, 2 died and 40 are in treatment.
The health authorities of the jurisdictions are carrying out the epidemiological investigation of the new confirmed cases, in order to detect close contacts so that they also comply with home isolation with daily follow-up established by protocol.
According to a report by the Ministry, Argentina is still in the containment phase to detect suspicious cases early, ensure their isolation, provide adequate care to patients.
Meanwhile, last Thursday he recovered andhe first Argentine infected, a man called Ariel, 43, who was discharged and returned to his home in the Recoleta neighborhood, after eleven days hospitalized and isolated.