The health portfolio indicated that 3,313 were admitted to intensive care units
Another 149 people died and 5,030 were reported with coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Argentina, bringing the total to 42,650 deaths officially registered at the national level and 1,583,927 those infected since the beginning of the pandemic, reported this Sunday the Ministry of Health.
The health portfolio indicated that 3,313 are hospitalized in intensive care units, with a percentage of occupancy of adult beds of 52.6% in the country and 56.2% in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area.
54.15% (2,724 people) of those infected this Sunday (5,030) correspond to the City and Province of Buenos Aires.
Of the 1,583,927 infected, 88.88% (1,407,926) were discharged and 137,721 are confirmed active cases.
The evening report stated that 97 men died, 71 residents in the province of Buenos Aires; 3 in the City of Buenos Aires; 1 in Chubut; 3 in La Rioja; 1 in Río Negro; 1 in Salta; 1 in San Luis; 2 in Santa Cruz; 11 in Santa Fe; 1 in Santiago del Estero; and 2 in Tierra del Fuego.
52 women also died: 39 in the province of Buenos Aires; 1 in Chaco; 1 in Entre Ríos; 1 in Río Negro; 1 in San Luis; 1 in Santa Cruz; 5 in Santa Fe; 2 in Santiago del Estero; and 1 in Tierra del Fuego
This Sunday 1,996 cases were registered in the province of Buenos Aires; in the City of Buenos Aires, 728; in Catamarca, 46; in Chaco, 70; in Chubut, 155; in Corrientes, 235; in Córdoba, 227; in Entre Ríos, 155; in Formosa, 1; in Jujuy, 6; in La Pampa, 189; in La Rioja, 7; in Mendoza, 51; in Misiones, 23; in Neuquén, 82; in Río Negro, 163; in Salta, 37; in San Juan, 10; in San Luis, 38; in Santa Cruz, 242; in Santa Fe, 406; in Santiago del Estero, 24; Tierra del Fuego, 88; and in Tucumán 51.
In the last 24 hours, 21,455 tests were carried out and since the beginning of the outbreak, 4,683,310 diagnostic tests were carried out for this disease, which is equivalent to 103,209 samples per million inhabitants.
The total accumulated by district indicates that the province of Buenos Aires has 667,990 cases; the City of Buenos Aires, 170,327; Catamarca, 2,576; Chaco, 23,847; Chubut, 29,881 .; Corrientes, 11,383; Cordoba 125,093; Entre Ríos, 28,078; Formosa, 214; Jujuy, 18,506; La Pampa, 9,706; La Rioja, 9,068; Mendoza, 59,609; Missions, 1,011; Neuquen, 39,365; Rio Negro, 37,277; Jump, 22,208; San Juan, 10,900; St. Louis, 16,032; Santa Cruz, 22,239; Santa Fe, 171,770; Santiago del Estero, 17,071; Tierra del Fuego, 18,739; and Tucumán, 70,407.
17 cases are included in the Malvinas Islands, according to press information, (due to the illegal occupation of the United Kingdom, Great Britain and Northern Ireland it is not possible to have our own information on the impact of Covid-19 in that part of the territory Argentinian.
In this context, President Alberto Fernández affirmed that Argentina is part of the group of “less than ten countries around the world” that will begin to vaccinate against the coronavirus before the end of the year, in a scenario in which the central countries ” they hoarded “the doses for them.
In dialogue with Radio 10, the President asked be “cautious” and not “get carried away by a war at times geopolitical and at times commercial” around the origin of the vaccine and warned: “Behind the sale of vaccines there is a market of tens of billions of dollars; we have to understand that “.
“I think there are less than ten (countries) in the world, that is why what we have achieved is so important,” added the President before a consultation on which nations are initiating the vaccination plan.
However, Fernández clarified that he could not be “categorical” with the answer because the figures are dynamic in terms of the agreements that are sealed between the laboratories and the States.
For its part, the Ministry of Health announced that the distribution of the Sputnik V vaccine began throughout the country to begin the vaccination plan against the coronavirus in Argentina.
“Historic day. Today we begin the distribution of the Sputnik vaccine to reach each Argentine province, with federal, equitable and proportional logistics,” Health Minister Ginés González García announced on Twitter.
The plan will have different stages and will begin with people at risk of developing serious illness and complications from Covid-19 and with those with greater exposure to the virus.
In turn, the Secretary of Access to Health, Carla Vizzotti, affirmed that the results of the tests carried out by the National Administration of Medicines (Anmat) on the Russian vaccine Sputnik V show “an efficacy that generates optimism” in the fight to prevent coronavirus “.
The official recalled on Radio Rivadavia that, in the case of Sputnik V, “a visit was made in October to have information in relation to all the advances in the development of the vaccine.”
Vizzotti explained that “Argentina has a new law that guarantees extraordinary contracts without having results from chemical processes” which “specifies that it must have a recommendation from Anmat.”
Meanwhile, the Defense Minister, Agustín Rossi, reported that the Armed Forces are “prepared for the vaccination campaign” against the coronavirus and stated that “each province defines the capacities it will use” when carrying out the immunization operation.
The minister gave an account of the fractionation tasks of the 300,000 doses of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine that were carried out from Thursday 24, when the plane that transported them from Moscow arrived and began to be sent to each province.
There are “17 military hospitals distributed throughout the country and we are prepared for the vaccination campaign,” added the defense minister.
Globally, the world exceeded 80 million coronavirus infections by registering more than 511,000 new cases and 7,077 deaths in the last 24 hours, accumulating almost 1.76 million deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU) .
The most affected country in the world continues to be the United States, where one inhabitant in every 1,000 died from the disease that, to date, has caused 332,000 deaths.
In Europe, where some nations still face uncontrollable spread of the virus, European Union (EU) countries started immunization with the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine.
However, and despite the glimpses of hope expressed with the administration of vaccines to the first of the 450 million citizens of the 27 EU member states, experts agree that the population will take time to return to normal, whose return It is not expected at least until June 2021.
Africa was also in the news, after a new strain of Covid-19 was detected in Nigeria, different from those of South Africa and the United Kingdom, but which “shares some mutations” with the latter, reported the African Center of Excellence for Genomics of Infectious Diseases (Acegid), quoted by the AFP news agency.
In Asia, the Chinese capital, Beijing, took extreme measures against Covid-19 with massive tests in more than a million people in districts at risk, in the face of fear of an increase in cases during travel on the end of the year holidays, and the National Health Commission urged all districts to go into “emergency mode”, isolating regions.