Neuquén reported 253 positives and five deaths

On the second day of the year, 253 positive cases of coronavirus in the province; while, five people died.

Most of the cases were registered in Neuquén capital with 75 contagion. In San Martín de los Andes, which is experiencing a new outbreak of the disease, 26 new cases were reported, the same amount as in Junín de los Andes. The towns of Rincón de los Sauces, Zapala and Villa La Angostura added 20 positive cases each.

Cutral Co reported 14 new infected people and Plottier 13. Five infections were reported in Aluminé and Añelo; meanwhile, Piedra del Águila, Chos Malal, four each.

Three new infected were registered in Las Ovejas, Loncopué, El Huecú and Plaza Huincul; two in Picún Leufú, Las Lajas and Mariano Moreno. Meanwhile, El Sauce, Tricao Malal and Villa El Chocón reported one positive case each.

Currently there are 4,311 people infected. On the other hand, since the pandemic began, 42,610 infections have been registered.

With yesterday’s cases, the province adds 42,610 people infected with coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic and 4,311 are those infected active in the province.

The five deceased were four women and one man, between 59 and 96 years old, and who were from Junín de los Andes (two people), Neuquén capital, Aluminé and Villa La Angostura.

In total, since the pandemic broke out, 842 deaths throughout the province.

In addition, 184 new people recovered of coronavirus, so there are already a total of 37,457 people cured of the disease. The patients discharged yesterday corresponds to 100 women and 84 men, whose ages range between 1 and 81 years. In Neuquén capital, 51 patients were cured, 37 from Zapala, 23 from Junín de los Andes, 21 from San Patricio del Chañar, 14 from Plottier, 10 from Loncopué, 8 from Villa La Angostura, 7 from San Martín de los Andes, 3 from Chos Malal, 3 from Las Lajas, 3 from Centenario, 2 from Piedra del Águila, one from Aluminé and one from Rincón de los Sauces.

Bed occupancy increased to 92% due to the escalation of cases and there are 96 patients hospitalized with a ventilator in the Intensive Care Unit, another 16 in intermediate therapy and 174 in the general ward. In addition, 4,025 patients recover from the virus at home and have some type of follow-up by the health system.

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