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Coronavirus in Argentina: 149 deaths and 5,030 new infections confirmed in the last 24 hours

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Sunday that, during the last 24 hours, 149 deaths and 5,030 new positive cases of COVID-19 were registered. With this data.

The total number of infected amounts to 1,583,927 and the fatalities total 42,650.

According to the epidemiological part, of total deaths: 97 are men (71 from the province of Buenos Aires, 3 from the city of Buenos Aires, 1 from Chubut, 3 from La Rioja, 1 from Río Negro, 1 from Salta, 1 from San Luis, 2 from Santa Cruz, 11 from Santa Fe, 1 from Santiago del Estero and 2 from Tierra del Fuego) and 52 women (39 from the province of Buenos Aires, 1 from Chaco, 1 from Entre Ríos, 1 from Río Negro, 1 from San Luis, 1 from Santa Cruz, 5 from Santa Fe, 2 from Santiago del Estero and 1 from Tierra del Fuego) .

Currently 3,313 people are admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU). With regard to occupancy percentages, at the national level it is 52.6%, while in the AMBA it is 56.2%.

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.

Of the 5,030 infections registered yesterday, 1,996 are from the province of Buenos Aires, 728 from the city of Buenos Aires, 46 from Catamarca, 70 from Chaco, 155 from Chubut, 235 from Corrientes, 227 from Córdoba, 155 from Entre Ríos, 1 from Formosa, 6 from Jujuy , 189 from La Pampa, 7 from La Rioja, 51 from Mendoza, 23 from Misiones, 82 from Neuquén, 163 from Río Negro, 37 from Salta, 10 from San Juan, 38 from San Luis, 242 from Santa Cruz, 406 from Santa Fe, 24 from Santiago del Estero, 88 from Tierra del Fuego and 51 from Tucumán.

Meanwhile, the country launches the “Strategic Plan for vaccination against COVID-19”. “The vaccines will be provided by the National State and the vaccination plan is free, voluntary and regardless of the history of having suffered from coronavirus,” they assured from the Ministry of Health of the Nation.

The objective -they hold from the health portfolio- is to vaccinate one hundred percent of the population in a staggered and progressive way, according to risk prioritization and the gradual and increasing availability of the resource.

The distribution of the Sputnik vaccine will be carried out “with federal, equitable and proportional logistics.” It will be, they maintain from the Twitter account of the Ministry of Health of the Nation, “a vaccination plan without a history”.

The list of doses is headed by the Province of Buenos Aires with 123,000. It is followed by the province of Santa Fe with 24,100 and the City of Buenos Aires with 23,100 vaccines.

Córdoba will receive 21,900; Tucuman 11,500; Mendoza 11,000; Between Rivers 10,100; Jump 8,300; Chaco 7,700; Current 6,700; Santiago del Estero 5,900; Missions 5,200; San Juan 4,700; Jujuy 4,600; Rio Negro 4,400; Neuquen 3,600; Formosa 3,400; St. Louis 3,300; Chubut 3,000; Catamarca 2,800; La Rioja 2,600; Santa Cruz 2,400; La Pampa 2,300 and Tierra del Fuego 1,300.

We are less than 10 countries that we begin to vaccinate before the end of the year”, Assured President Alberto Fernández, amid the expectation and controversy generated by the arrival of the Sputnik V vaccine to the country and the implementation of a vaccination plan as of Tuesday, December 29.

The priority will be for the health personnel.  In second place are adults aged 70 years and over and the elderly living in long-term homes.
The priority will be for the health personnel. In second place are adults aged 70 years and over and the elderly living in long-term homes.

What will the application scheme be like? The start of vaccination will be in large urban agglomerates, where evidence indicates that there is a higher proportion of confirmed cases, with sustained community transmission and the highest crude mortality rates..

The priority will be for health personnel. In second place, as the plan indicates, are adults 70 years of age and older and the elderly living in long-term homes. It is followed by adults aged 60 to 69; the Armed Forces, Security and Penitentiary Services Personnel and adults from 18 to 59 years of age from Groups at Risk. Towards the end, the Teaching and Non-Teaching Personnel (initial, primary and secondary) and; finally other populations “defined by the jurisdictions and the availability of doses”.

This scheme can be modified in light of new scientific evidence, the epidemiological situation and the availability of vaccines.”, They indicate from the page of the Ministry of Health.

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