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The Minister of Health, Ginés González García, said that “the rate of growth of cases in CABA and the rest of the country in December is higher than in June”

The Minister of Health, Ginés González García, warned about the increase in cases of coronavirus and remarked that “it is important to take a dimension of the health reality in which we find ourselves.” “We are walking a fine line where prevention, care and compliance with health standards they are essential to avoid further restrictions, “he said.

“The rate of growth of cases in CABA and the rest of the country in December is higher than that observed in the month of June,” said the minister through a thread on his Twitter account.

“Likewise, In recent weeks, the age group ranging from 20 to 30 years went from representing 20% ​​of confirmed weekly cases, to 27.2%. Growth that is not seen in any of the other groups, “said González García.

Half of Argentines today are in areas of high health risk

Epidemiological situation

The official pointed out that there are currently 16 jurisdictions in the country that have at least “one department with a high-risk epidemiological situation, with a growth of cases over 20% in the last 14 days and an incidence rate that exceeds 150 cases. x 100 thousand inhabitants “. “These departments concentrate 49.7% of the total population of our country. Half of Argentines today are in areas of high health risk,” he added.

“This government has been characterized by making decisions in pursuit of the health care of all Argentines. Preparing the health system to guarantee the care of all those who need it,” he said, highlighting the official health measures.

Finally, the Minister pointed out that “buying time for the vaccine to reach the most needy people is everyone’s task.” “Let us be in solidarity and continue to take care of each other so that this is the beginning of the end of the pandemic,” he asked.

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The rate of growth of cases in CABA and the rest of the country in December is higher than that observed in June

Numbers

Another 194 people died and 13,783 were reported with coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Argentina, bringing the number of deaths officially registered at the national level to 44,848 and 1,744,704 infected since the beginning of the pandemic, the Ministry of Health.

The health portfolio indicated that 3,619 are interned in intensive care units, with a percentage of occupancy of adult beds of 54.9% in the country and 59.1% in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA).

50.54% (6,967 people) of those infected on Tuesday (13,783) correspond to the City and Province of Buenos Aires.