The number of deaths in Argentina from the Covid-19 coronavirus rose to 179 this Saturday, according to information released this morning by the Ministry of Health of the Nation.
According to official information, 3 new fatalities were registered. A man, 48 years old, resident in the City of Buenos Aires (CABA); and two women, one 75 years old, resident in the City of Buenos Aires (CABA) and one 85 years old, resident in the Province of La Rioja.
The case-fatality rate is 4.9% and 73 years is the average age of the deceased. 63.5% of fatal cases affect males.
“We have 1030 recovered, which is equivalent to more than 28%, 144 patients in therapy, which constitutes less than 5%, and the rest are active. In addition, we have passed a thousand tests for every 1 million inhabitants, with a percentage of positivity of less than 10% “, said the Secretary of Health, Carla Vizzotti.
In the last 24 hours there were only 13 new positive cases, a low number considering the statistics of this Friday; where there were 172 infected. So far since the pandemic broke out in our country, the number of people with the virus is 3,067.
Some 887 (24.6%) are imported, 1,562 (43.3%) are close contacts of confirmed cases, 755 (20.9%) are cases of community circulation and the rest are under epidemiological investigation. Of the total cases, 49.9% are women and 50.1% are men.
“Community transmission is evident There is a 20% in the City of Buenos Aires and GBA. The cities of Rosario (Santa Fe), Choele Choel (Río Negro), Resistencia (Chaco) and Ushuaia (Tierra del Fuego), ”said Alejandro Costa, Undersecretary of Health Strategies.
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