The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Tuesday, January 5, that, during the last 24 hours, 151 deaths and 13,790 new positive cases of COVID-19. Since October 28, 2020, such a high number of infections was not registered.
With these data, the total number of infected amounts to 1,662,730 and the fatalities total 43,785.
According to the epidemiological part, of the total deaths recorded as of today: 90 are men (23 residents of the province of Buenos Aires, 5 of the City of Buenos Aires, 3 of Chaco, 1 of Chubut, 1 of Córdoba, 2 of Entre Ríos, 3 of La Pampa, 3 of Mendoza, 1 of Neuquén, 5 of Río Negro, 2 from San Juan, 4 from San Luis, 3 from Santa Cruz, 30 from Santa Fe, 1 from Tierra del Fuego and 3 from Tucumán) and 61 women (21 residents of the province of Buenos Aires, 5 of the City of Buenos Aires, 3 of Chaco, 2 of Córdoba, 2 of Entre Ríos, 2 of La Pampa, 1 of Mendoza, 1 of Neuquén, 5 of Río Negro, 3 from San Luis, 2 from Santa Cruz, 12 from Santa Fe and 2 from Tucumán).
At present 3,460 people are admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU). With regard to occupancy percentages, at the national level it is 54%, while in the AMBA it is 58.1%.
Between yesterday and today, 50,068 tests were carried out and 5,001,234 diagnostic tests for this disease were carried out since the beginning of the outbreak. which is equivalent to 110,215 samples per million inhabitants.
Of the 13,790 cases, a figure that was not registered in the country since October 28, 2020, 5,419 are from the province of Buenos Aires, 1,445 from the city of Buenos Aires, 61 from Catamarca, 300 from Chaco, 583 from Chubut, 176 from Corrientes, 907 from Córdoba, 550 from Entre Ríos, 5 from Formosa, 19 from Jujuy, 300 from La Pampa, 10 from La Rioja, 155 from Mendoza, 5 from Misiones, 673 from Neuquén, 382 from Río Negro, 25 from Salta, 210 from San Juan, 62 from San Luis, 528 from Santa Cruz, 1,477 from Santa Fe, 118 from Santiago del Estero, 136 from Tierra del Fuego and 244 from Tucumán.
This Tuesday morning, in front of the increase in COVID-19 cases that is occurring in the country, he governor of the province of Buenos Aires, Axel Kicillof, held a meeting with the mayors of the municipalities of the coast in which they defined, jointly and for the moment, not adopt restrictive measures due to the increase in coronavirus cases.
The decision was made after a two-hour meeting in which all those present agreed to increase the controls in the street, the beaches and the gastronomic places, and to enforce in a more strict way the current protocols that were designed in the previous months. at the beginning of the season.
“Today we are not in an emergency situation. We don’t want everyone to get infected until the beds are filled. You have to avoid contagion. Controls must be strengthened and the population asked to take care of itself again as it did in the worst moments. We are reaching a situation that can become critical, ”Kicillof explained in a press conference after the meeting.
Meanwhile, in the rest of the country, provinces such as Chaco, Santiago del Estero, La Pampa and Formosa take more restrictive measures in the face of the rise in coronavirus cases.
Unlike Formosa Capital, which returned to Phase One; Chaco, Santiago del Estero and La Pampa They bet on the restriction of circulation hours, the reduction of the hours of gastronomic activities, the suspension of social encounters and the requirement of a negative PCR those who enter the provinces.
In the case of Formosa, the measures are much stricter and will be maintained for 15 days, until January 19. According to local media, people must remain at home, refrain from going to their workplaces and can only make minimal trips for essential purchases of medicine, food and cleaning products.
As well All flexibilities were suspended and all provincial circulation certificates expired. Only activities and services declared as essential are excepted.
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