The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Saturday, April 24 that, in the last 24 hours, 298 deaths and 21,220 new coronavirus infections were registered. With these numbers, the total of infected since the pandemic began amounts to 2,845,872 and the fatal victims are 61,474.

In the last 24 hours, 81,809 tests were carried out, with 25.9% positivity. Since the beginning of the outbreak, 10,689,927 diagnostic tests for this disease have been carried out. To date, 288,121 active positive cases have been registered throughout the country and 2,496,277 recovered.

According to the epidemiological report, in Argentina there are 4,858 people with coronavirus admitted to intensive care. The percentage of bed occupancy nationwide is 67.7% and in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA) it is 77.9%.

Last night, President Alberto Fernández met with the Buenos Aires governor, Axel Kicillof, to analyze the health situation of the Metropolitan Area (AMBA). Fernández revealed that in that meeting a way was sought to “expand the number of intensive care beds in the province of Buenos Aires because many porteños who get sick (from coronavirus) end up there.”

Speaking to Radio 10, he expressed: “There is a saturation of beds in the City and the City does not take this data into account. For this reason, we are looking with Axel for a way to expand the number of beds ”. “The best thing is to try not to leave your houses. You have to circulate as little as possible. Avoid social gatherings. You have to understand that it is an inclement virus, “he continued.

“We must not lower our arms or be distracted. Please, the only thing that worries me is taking care of ourselves and nothing else. I know the unpleasantness of the measures, but it is to take care of a virus that we do not know where it comes from. Let us not be careless because the problem is very present ”, the President completed.

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