The Ministry of Health reported 5,240 new cases of coronavirus this Saturday and the total number of infected since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 1,634,834. On the other hand, 56 deaths were known, which adds up to a total of 43,375 deaths from COVID-19.
During December 31 and January 1, 15,666 cases were reported
There are currently 3,438 patients admitted to intensive care, which represents 52.9% of the beds occupied nationwide and 56.9% in the AMBA.
Vaccination against the coronavirus in Argentina
The Minister of Health, Ginés González Garcia, stated that, a day and a half before the start of the vaccination campaign against COVID-19, 32,103 doses of Sputnik V vaccine were applied to health personnel throughout the country and noted that “only one percent has been reported ” of events allegedly attributed to vaccination and immunization, and of them “99.3 percent were classified as mild or moderate. “
The official pointed out on his twitter account that “Of the 317 reported cases, 99.3% were classified as mild or moderate, and the presence of fever, headache or muscle pain, as a single or combined symptom, represented 80% of the total reported events.”
González García also recalled that and “if these symptoms begin, they appear within 6 hours after the vaccine is applied, and disappear after 24-48 hours”.
“Federal articulation is an essential pillar of the national and provincial strategy, allowing the strengthening of communication systems and timely actions related to the surveillance of these events,” concluded the minister.