Coronavirus in Argentina: 13,441 new infections and 191 deaths confirmed in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Wednesday, January 6, that, during the last 24 hours, 191 deaths and 13,441 new positive cases of COVID-19.

With these data, the total number of infected amounts to 1,676,171 and the fatal victims total 43,976.

According to the epidemiological part, of the total deaths recorded today: 102 are men (53 residents of the province of Buenos Aires, 15 of the City of Buenos Aires, 3 of Chaco, 3 of Córdoba, 1 of Corrientes, 3 of Entre Ríos, 1 of Mendoza, 4 of Río Negro, 1 of San Juan, 5 from Santa Cruz, 11 from Santa Fe and 2 from Tierra del Fuego) and 89 are women (58 residents of the province of Buenos Aires, 12 of the City of Buenos Aires, 2 of Córdoba, 3 of Entre Ríos, 1 of Mendoza, 1 of Río Negro, 1 of San Juan, 2 of Santa Cruz, 7 of Santa Fe and 2 from Tierra del Fuego).

At present 3,521 people are admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU). With regard to occupancy percentages, at the national level it is 54.3%, while in the AMBA it is 58.5%.

Between yesterday and today, 49,116 tests were carried out Since the beginning of the outbreak, 5,050,350 diagnostic tests have been carried out for this disease, which is equivalent to 111,298 samples per million inhabitants..

Of the 13,441 cases, 5,251 are from the province of Buenos Aires, 1,418 from the city of Buenos Aires, 39 from Catamarca, 274 from Chaco, 486 from Chubut, 205 from Corrientes, 914 from Córdoba, 534 from Entre Ríos, 7 from Formosa, 14 from Jujuy , 402 from La Pampa, 9 from La Rioja, 157 from Mendoza, 4 from Misiones, 568 from Neuquén, 381 from Río Negro, 50 from Salta, 113 from San Juan, 62 from San Luis, 461 from Santa Cruz, 1.511 from Santa Fe, 181 from Santiago del Estero, 171 from Tierra del Fuego and 229 from Tucumán.

Faced with the increase in COVID-19 cases that is occurring in the country, this morning the president of the Argentine Society of Infectology (SAI), Omar Sued, referred to the impact of the behavior of the population.

The low perception of risk among young people is what worries the most. They have a lower risk of mortality but are nevertheless a very important key factor in transmitting this infection to their parents, uncles, grandparents and other people over 60”Sued pointed out in videoconference, from the daily report that is issued from the situation room of the National Health Executive Committee to combat the coronavirus.

According to the President of the SAI, mortality may be low in young people, but for those over 60 it is doubling every decade. “In this way, a person over 80 can have up to 30% higher risk of mortality“Said Sued and reinforced the population not to lose sight of the hygiene and safety measures that have been recommended since March 2020. Among them, the use of masks even in the open air, the social distance of two meters, the hand washing and avoid meetings.

For its part, the Secretary of Access to Health, Carla Vizzotti, and the National Director of Epidemiology and Strategic Information, Analía Rearte, shared information about the application of the Sputnik vaccine.

According to Vizzotti, it is important to build trust in relation to the vaccine and, therefore, he highlighted the surveillance of vaccine safety.

“Argentina has, for more than ten years, a passive surveillance system articulated with the ANMAT pharmacovigilance area of ​​all the vacuums on the calendar and a National Vaccine Safety Commission made up of independent experts to be able to analyze these events. Regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, as of January 3 at 6:00 p.m., 1,088 events have been reported, of which 97.7% are mild and 92% are related to vaccination“Said the Secretary of Access to Health in reference to the 39,599 doses applied.

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