Why is the number of deaths from covid still high in daily reports

After the important jump in the number of deaths registered this Monday, with 503 deaths reported, after several weeks of a sustained decline, the health authorities explained that it was due to a lag in data loading.

“Sometimes it happens, like yesterday, that there is a Lag between the actual date of death and the district’s notification of death corresponding “, Minister Carla Vizzotti explained about the 503 deaths from covid reported yesterday in the official report.

In this sense, the minister remarked that “Half of the deaths yesterday were from June, and others from previous months.”

The Buenos Aires health minister, Fernán Quirós, was in charge of explaining this morning about the alarming rise in the number of deaths. Quirós remarked that “it is known that there is a delay in loading the data of the deceased “ and that “that is why what you always have to look at is the weekly average” of deaths and not the one reported on a day-to-day basis.

On Saturday, for example, the number reported had been one of the lowest: 89 deaths from covid were reported.

“You always have to register in the statistics the day the person died and not the day that it is reported. In the city we are today at extremely low values ​​”, assured the minister, who recalled that during the peak of April and May in the City of Buenos Aires, 45 deaths per day were registered while “now we are at values ​​that are below 10” daily deaths.

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