Day after day the Argentine health authorities release a report detailing the situation in the country regarding the coronavirus
Just like it happens daily, this Tuesday April 21he national health authorities released the daily report regarding the coronavirus situation in Argentina. According to that information, the total amount of confirmed cases in the country is 3,031. It is important to note that 90 cases have been added compared to the previous day and that 11 of them were reported in the Falkland Islands. These numbers gives a incidence rate of 6.7 cases per 100,000 inhabitants Argentines.
The mean age of involvement is 44 years; of the total number of cases the 49% are women and 51% are menAlthough there is still no evidence that the virus specifically affects one of the two genders.
The authorities also reported that the 28.5% of cases are related to a travel historyThis implies that the virus would have been spread in one of the affected countries. The 42% have had contact with a positive case of COVID-19 and only the 19% have the virus by community transmission, which is precisely what it is about to avoid with the preventive and compulsory isolation in force until now. It is important to note that this type of transmission is observed, as explained by Health officials, in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires, in Ushuaia, in Chaco and in some cities in the provinces of Córdoba, Río Negro, Neuquén and Santa Fe .
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The total deceased in Argentina it currently amounts to 145 people, 9 have been added in the last 24 hours. Thus, the case fatality rate is 4.8%. The average age of the fatal victims is 73 years, that is, the majority were within the population considered to be at highest risk. Of the total deaths 68% are male.
It is also important to clarify that they are already 129 patients who are in intensive care for this reason, while the discharges amount to 840. Some of those in this group have the final discharge, while others are still under observation.
According to the latest report from the Ministry of Health, 22 the provinces that have reported cases. This means that Formosa and Catamarca remain without having had any patients with a coronavirus.
Finally, the official clarified that they have already been done 36,611 tests throughout the country, of which 2,043 were made in the last 24 hours. This means that they have been 807 per million inhabitants. It is important to note that only 7.7% of the analyzes were carried out at the Malbrán Institute, which “demonstrates the decentralization of the diagnosis,” said the official. Those tests allowed 28,298 to be ruled out so far; in 98% by laboratory analysis and in 2% by the symptomatology -which was not characteristic of coronavirus-.
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