In keeping with the increase in coronavirus cases in recent days, the Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Wednesday other 11,765 new infections and 145 deaths.
The usual daily part of the health portfolio was known minutes after the meeting held in Olivos by President Alberto Fernández, Buenos Aires governor Axel Kicillof; and the head of the Buenos Aires government, Horacio Rodríguez Larreta, to assess the increase in those infected.
In this way, Argentina already counts 43,163 fatalities and 1,613,928 positive cases.
Of the last reported deaths (80 men and 65 women), 36 resided in the province of Buenos Aires, 25 in Santa Fe, 23 in Neuquén, 15 in the City of Buenos Aires, 13 in Tucumán, seven in Río Negro, six in Corrientes and Chaco, four in Entre Ríos, three in Córdoba and Tierra del Fuego, two in Mendoza and one in Salta and Santa Cruz.
With the exception of Formosa, all jurisdictions reported recent cases. As usual, the highest number was in the province of Buenos Aires, with 4,761, followed by Santa Fe (1,307). Meanwhile, the City of Buenos Aires registered 1,076 infected, once again exceeding the barrier of a thousand cases after almost three months.
Further back were Córdoba (763), Chubut (538), Neuquén (518), Santa Cruz (434), Entre Ríos (419), Río Negro (387), La Pampa (321), Chaco (249) and Mendoza ( 169).
The daily report was completed by Tucumán (151), San Juan (148), Santiago del Estero (123), Corrientes (118), Tierra del Fuego (67), Catamarca (62), Salta (52), San Luis (38), Misiones (32), Jujuy (22) and La Rioja (10).
In the last 24 hours, 54,126 tests were carried out, with a 21.7% positivity. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 4,811,498 diagnostic tests have been performed for this disease, which is equivalent to 106,034 samples per million inhabitants.
Of the 144,089 people who are currently suffering from the disease, 3,440 remain hospitalized in Intensive Care Units (UTI), whose occupancy level reaches 57% in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA) and 53.3% in the rest of the country.
For more than a week the cases have not stopped rising. So much so that 11,650 new infected were registered on Tuesday, a number that would have to go back to November 19.
This situation raised an alert in the government. That is why Fernández, Larreta and Kicillof met in Olivos to analyze new restrictions.
There they agreed on a call to the population to “take extreme care” and appealing to the “responsibility of all”, even more in the celebration of the New Year.
During the meeting, they also agreed to hold periodic meetings from next week to assess the health situation and the daily reports of cases resulting from Covid-19.
Meanwhile, close to the president they celebrated the numbers transmitted by the Minister of Health Ginés González García since the beginning of the vaccination campaign. Until noon, 22,307 had already been vaccinated in 202 cities of the country.
During December 31 and January 1, the health authorities reported that there will be no case reports. And as happened with the Christmas holidays, the data will be known on Saturday, the second day of the year.