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report 7,216 new cases and another 218 deaths in the last 24 hours

Less than 24 hours before vaccination begins in the country, the Ministry of Health of the Nation reported 7,216 new cases of coronavirus and 218 deaths reported this Monday.

With these registries, there are 1,590,513 positives in the country, of which 1,414,680 are recovered patients and 132,965 are active confirmed cases. At the moment the number of deceased people is 42,868.

In relation to intensive care beds, in the country the occupancy is 52.6%, while in the AMBA it rises to 55.5%. Currently there are 3,319 people with coronavirus who require care in the so-called critical beds.

The province of Buenos Aires, with 2,873 infected, was the one that registered the most cases on the day. They are followed by the City of Buenos Aires (863), Santa Fe (718), Chubut (451), Córdoba (286), Santa Cruz (265) and Río Negro (263).

They complete La Pampa (208), Neuquén (206), Corrientes (183), Entre Ríos (178), Tucumán (160), San Juan (150), Chaco (121), Mendoza (77), Tierra del Fuego (63) , Santiago del Estero (61), San Luis (34), Catamarca (31), Salta (8), Formosa (7), La Rioja (4), Jujuy (3) and Misiones (3).

In the last 24 hours, 28,978 tests were carried out and since the beginning of the outbreak, 4,712,288 diagnostic tests were carried out for this disease, which is equivalent to 103,848 samples per million inhabitants.

This Monday, the Secretary of Access to Health, Carla VizzottiHe assured that although the country has “a specific time horizon for starting vaccination,” the results’ will take time. “

In addition, he insisted that “the individual role” of care is “more important than ever to delay the second wave” and ensure that it occurs when the population most at risk of dying from the disease is “protected.”

“We started a new stage but, meanwhile, it is essential to continue taking care of ourselves“he said during the morning report on Monday.

We have a specific time horizon for starting vaccination but the results will take time“insisted Vizzotti, who recalled that” the first 300,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine have already arrived in the country and that they are the first of “between 55 and 60 million doses of the different vaccines that Argentina will receive between December and June”.

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