The health portfolio indicated that 3,319 were admitted to intensive care units
Another 218 people died and 7,216 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 1,590,513 those infected since the start of the pandemic, reported this Monday the Ministry of Health.
51.77% (3,776 people) of those infected this Monday (7,216) correspond to the City and Province of Buenos Aires.
Of the 1,590,513 infected, 88.94% (1,414,680) were discharged and 132,965 are confirmed active cases.
The evening report stated that 120 men died, 47 residents of the province of Buenos Aires; 11 in the City of Buenos Aires; 6 in Chaco; 4 in Chubut; 5 in Córdoba; 1 in Corrientes; 1 in Entre Ríos; 4 in La Pampa; 1 in Mendoza; 5 in Río Negro; 1 in Salta; 6 in Santa Cruz; and 28 in Santa Fe.
98 women also died: 43 in the province of Buenos Aires; 9 in the City of Buenos Aires; 1 in Chaco; 2 in Córdoba; 1 in Corrientes; 1 in Entre Ríos; 1 in Jujuy; 4 in La Pampa; 2 in Mendoza; 1 in Río Negro; 1 in San Juan; 1 in San Luis; 3 in Santa Cruz; 27 in Santa Fe and 1 in Tucumán.
This Monday 2,873 cases were registered in the province of Buenos Aires; in the City of Buenos Aires, 863; in Catamarca, 31; in Chaco, 121; in Chubut, 451; in Corrientes, 183; in Córdoba, 286; in Entre Ríos, 178; in Formosa, 7; in Jujuy, 3; in La Pampa, 208; in La Rioja, 4; in Mendoza, 77; in Misiones, 3; in Neuquén, 206; in Río Negro, 263; in Salta, 8; in San Juan, 150; in San Luis, 34; in Santa Cruz, 265; in Santa Fe, 718; in Santiago del Estero, 61; Tierra del Fuego, 63 and in Tucumán 160.
In the last 24 hours, 28,978 tests were carried out and since the beginning of the outbreak, 4,712,288 diagnostic tests were carried out for this disease, which is equivalent to 103,848 samples per million inhabitants.
The total accumulated by district indicates that the province of Buenos Aires has 670,863 cases; the City of Buenos Aires, 171,190; Catamarca, 2,607; Chaco, 23,968; Chubut, 30,332; Corrientes, 11,556; Cordoba 125,379; Entre Ríos, 28,256; Formosa, 221; Jujuy, 18,509; La Pampa, 9,914; La Rioja, 9,072; Mendoza, 59,686; Missions, 1,014; Neuquen, 39,571; Rio Negro, 37,540; Salta, 22,216; San Juan, 11,050; St. Louis, 16,066; Santa Cruz, 22,504; Santa Fe, 172,488; Santiago del Estero, 17,132; Tierra del Fuego, 18,802 and Tucumán, 70,567.
17 existing cases in the Malvinas Islands are included 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 Argentine territory) .
In this context, the Minister of Health González García, highlighted that the distribution of the Sputnik V doses to “all corners of Argentina” was completed, under a “really important” operation that required “tons of dry ice” in the transportation and warned about the complex context of global “inequity”.
In addition, in dialogue with radio AM750, the minister anticipated that in early April “the distribution of 22,400,000 doses of the Astrazeneca vaccine will begin en masse”.
González García reiterated that, from now on, “each jurisdiction adapts how it is going to start tomorrow morning, simultaneously, in an equitable and federal way, the vaccination campaign”, aimed first at those “who are in contact with the sick” or with “probable” infected in the guards and in the ambulances.
The 300,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine were distributed in 32 points of the country, in a campaign that required uninterrupted tasks in the last 24 hours and the use of hundreds of preservatives, tons of dry ice and a large number of trucks to start tomorrow a historic vaccination scheme for thousands of health workers in all provinces.
For his part, the chief of staff of the Ministry of Health, Lisandro Bonelli, said in turn that “Argentina has already signed contracts to receive 51 and a half million doses, which will allow vaccinating 26 million people.”
Bonelli told Continental radio that these contracts were signed “with the Russian government, which between January and February has to send 20 million doses to vaccinate 10 million people.”
The other contracts, he explained, are “with AstraZeneca for more than 20 million doses and with the United Nations’ Covax fund.”
The interdisciplinary consortium Proyecto PAIS (Argentine Interinstitutional Project of Genomics of SARS-CoV-2) reported in turn that the analysis of 512 sequences of the complete SARS-CoV-2 genome between March and October “did not evidence circulation” in Argentina variants detected in the United Kingdom, South Africa and Brazil.
At the global level, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that, after the crisis caused by the coronavirus, which caused more than 1.7 million deaths on the planet, humanity must prepare for other possibly “worse” pandemics .
“It’s just a red flag,” said Michael Ryan, WHO Director of Emergencies, in the latest WHO press round of the year, held from Geneva, Switzerland.
His partner and WHO adviser, Bruce Aylward, said that despite scientific progress in the fight against Covid-19, with the creation of vaccines in record time, humanity is very unprepared for the threat of future pandemics. .
For their part, researchers from China announced that another potential vaccine against coronavirus based on an adenoviral vector from chimpanzees is ready to be tested in humans, both in that country and abroad.
The announcement was made by researchers from Tsinghua University, Tianjin Medical University and Walvax Biotechnology in Kunming, who began developing the potential vaccine from the start of the epidemic outbreak, ANSA news agency reported.
Meanwhile, on the same day that Russia launched a registration system so that those over 60 can sign up to begin being immunized tomorrow with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine, the Government reported that the number of deaths from the virus represented triple what had been officially accounted for since the start of the pandemic
The data revealed by Russia modified the ranking of the countries most affected by Covid-19 and positioned that power behind the United States -more than 333,300 deaths- and Brazil -more than 191,100-, and ahead of India -more than 147,900 -, which went to fourth place.
In the United States, after more than a million people received the first dose of the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine against Covid-19, the number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic exceeded 19 million, after reporting 150,092 confirmed cases and 1,209 deaths yesterday, and just six days after passing 18 million, according to the count carried out by Johns Hopkins University.
The situation is also alarming in the United Kingdom where, despite partial lockdowns in England and increasing restrictions adopted following the confirmation of a new, more contagious strain of coronavirus.
The country that accumulates more than 70,000 deaths from the virus, expects its regulator to approve this week the emergency use of a second
vaccine, developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, after having been the first to initiate the immunization campaign with that of Pfizer / BoNTech.
In the region, the Government of Paraguay affirmed that it has already secured vaccines against the coronavirus for half the population, after reaching agreements with several laboratories and through the Covax multilateral alliance, although it will have to wait months to receive the first doses.