Coronavirus in Argentina: confirm the first positive case in Chubut


The Ministry of Health of Chubut reported his first positive case of coronavirus in the province. Is about a man who lives in the city of Commodore Rivadavia and that he was serving the mandatory quarantine, after returning from a trip abroad.

According to the health authorities of the province, the patient he is boarding school with stable clinical parameters.

Fortunately, the patient was treated on time and his closest circle has already been isolated. “Close Contacts have been relieved, who are complying with social, preventive and compulsory isolation (APSO), under monitoring, “they explained from the Ministry through a statement.

According to what was reported by the province, the current situation “does not change the provincial epidemiological scenario.” So they will continue in the “stage of virus containment.

Along with Catamarca and Formosa, Chubut was one of the three Argentine provinces that still had no cases confirmed.

The governor Mariano Arcioni broke the news through his Twitter account: “I am sorry to report the first positive case of coronavirus in Chubut. It is a neighbor of Commodore, who returned from Brazil and complied with the mandatory preventive isolation protocol. We ask all Chubut residents to continue to act responsibly. “

For his part, the local Minister of Health, Fabian Puratich, He also published a message on the social network in which he tried to reassure the population. “All protocols were followed by the patient and the health workers. We just have to reinforce what is being done. Take care of each other. Today more than ever … Stay home “, closed the official.

Days ago, in a press conference, the minister said that in the province there were 651 people in preventive isolation per trip abroad and 2,797 people from Chubut who had finished this measure without showing symptoms. Authorities are now following up on 6 other suspected cases.