with 2,000 new cases detected, the total already exceeds 60,000

Day after day the Argentine health authorities release a report detailing the situation in the country regarding the coronavirus

As happens daily, this Tuesday the authorities of the Ministry of Health released the daily report regarding the coronavirus situation in the country. According to that information, the amount total confirmed cases in the country is 62,268 of which 2,335 have been reported in the last 24 hours. That number is configured as one of the highest since the beginning of the pandemic and the presence of the disease in the country. It is important to note that the incidence rate is 137 cases per 100 thousand Argentine inhabitants.

Of that total, the 95% is in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA), a place that is positioned as increasingly critical in relation to this disease. He 1.3% of new cases are in the province of Chaco, which is also one of the most affected by this disease.

Although this Tuesday the percentage of affectation of health personnel was not mentioned, until the report of the previous day the 7.9% of the total confirmed cases are within the group of health workers.

The average age of involvement is 36 yearsThat is to say, two below the average that had until a few days ago. Of the total number of confirmed cases, 49.5% are women and 50.5% are men.

Where do the infections come from?

The authorities also reported that the 1.7% of cases are related to a travel history, which implies that the virus would have been spread in one of the other affected countries. Since the beginning of the pandemic and confirmed patients in Argentina this This figure has been declining and continues this trend. This is because the percentage of people with a history of travel is lower, as a consequence of the closure of the world’s borders, and at the same time, the proportion of men and women who have contact with infected patients is much higher.

Number 36.1% have had contact with a positive case of COVID-19 and only the 43.6% have the virus by community transmission, which is precisely what it is trying to avoid with the preventive and compulsory isolation in force until now. This type of transmission can be seen in the Buenos aires city, as well as in the metropolitan area of ​​the province of Buenos Aires. Also in some localities of Chaco, Córdoba, Río Negro and Chubut. It is important to bear in mind that all the localities that have community transmission of the virus continue in the regime of social, preventive and compulsory isolation, which was in force at the national level until last Monday. Since then, the rest of the country entered a new regime, known as social, preventive and compulsory distancing, and left the total quarantine for those districts with the highest viral circulation.

He total deceased in Argentina currently amounts to 1,283 people. So, case fatality rate remains at 2.1%, a number that is positioned well below the mortality percentage that, on average, the world has, which is 5.2%. On the other hand, the relationship with the total population is 28 deaths per million inhabitants. It is worth mentioning that the 58.3% of the deceased are men, while 41.7% are women. The average age of the fatal victims is 75 years, that is, the majority were within the population considered to be at highest risk.

According to the report on Tuesday, there are 555 people hospitalized for intensive care coronavirus

It is also important to clarify that they are already 555 patients in intensive care units for this reason, according to what is reported by the health systems of the various jurisdictions. Of the total number of people in this situation, 92.4% reside in the City of Buenos Aires and in the province of Buenos Aires.

Nationally, the percentage of general occupation of intensive care beds is 50.6%, Meanwhile in CABA and AMBA that percentage amounts to 55.9%. Both percentages have grown slightly but progressively since the health authorities began to include this information in the daily report.

In relation to recovered, currently amount to 22,028, of which 890 were discharged on the last day. This represents the 35.3% of the total cases confirmed so far.

The 23 provinces that have positive cases of Covid-19 are since Formosa was added to this list last week. Thus, only Catamarca remains without having reported coronavirus-infected patients.

Finally, it is important to note that San Luis, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego have had no cases in the last 14 days.

Finally, the official clarified that they have already been done 352,402 tests throughout the country. Yesterday they were held 7,993 which allows us to say that in Argentina 7,766 tests per million inhabitants. It is important to highlight that some of them were carried out at the Malbrán Institute, while the rest were carried out in the 338 decentralized laboratories across the country. Those tests allowed to discard until now 232,016 99% by laboratory analysis and virological tests and 1% by symptoms, which was not characteristic of coronavirus.

The percentage of positivity is another of the key indicators to understand the situation of the coronavirus in Argentina and, above all, in areas where the virus has greater circulation. According to the data in this Thursday’s report, the positivity percentage is 21.2%. It is important to note that this variable has grown a lot in the last days and months and will continue to do so until the peak of Covid-19’s presence in Argentina is reached.

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