19 dead and 745 infected across the country

Of the total infected, 408 are imported, 185 are close contacts of confirmed cases and the rest are under investigation.

Two people died and 55 were diagnosed with coronaviruis this Saturday in Argentina, bringing the death toll to 19 and the infected 745, the Ministry of Health of the Nation reported,

Of all the new infected, 18 correspond to the City of Buenos Aires, 8 to the province of Buenos Aires, 13 to Santa Fe, 5 to Chaco, 4 to Tierra del Fuego, 2 to Neuquén, 4 to Corrientes and one in the provinces of Mendoza and Córdoba, respectively .

One of the deceased is a 51-year-old man residing in the city of Mar del Plata without comorbidities and with a history of traveling to Spain, while the other deceased is an 84-year-old woman from the City of Buenos Aires, who had contact close with a person who traveled to Italy, and who had no previous illnesses.

Of the 745 cases registered since the start of the pandemic in the country, 408 (55%) are imported, 185 (25%) are close contacts of confirmed cases and the rest are under epidemiological investigation, according to the evening report of the health portfolio.

At the moment, the health authorities “continue with intensive measures to reduce the circulation of the virus and reduce its transmission” and stressed that “the mortality mitigation strategy for people over 60 years of age is key to people who are part of the risk groups ”

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