The Ministry of Health de la Nación reported that this Wednesday they recorded less of ten thousand contagions by Coronavirus in Argentina. The sanitary Authority reported 9,764 cases in the last 24 hours. Since the pandemic began, 5,106,207 positives have been reported. Of that total, 221,795 people continue to have their disease, while 4,774,760 people have already been discharged. The rest, 109,652, have already died. Today, the health portfolio reported 247 deaths.

This noon, the PAIS Project reported that five cases of the coronavirus variable “Delta” were detected. They were identified in the City of Buenos Aires, none of them had a travel history, nor did they have relationships with each other. The data worries the national government, because it could be the beginning of the “community circulation” of a mutation that is characterized by its “high contagion”. The study covers until August 13, so more infections could be added in recent days.

In the last 24 hours, the province of Buenos Aires (PBA) registered 2,430 cases; the City of Buenos Aires, 563; Catamarca, 317; Chaco, 246; Chubut, 196; Corrientes, 14; Cordoba, 1961; Entre Ríos, 195; Formosa, 75; Jujuy, 155; La Pampa, 187; La Rioja, 106; Mendoza, 351; Missions, 225; Neuquén, 204; Rio Negro, 290; Jump, 295; San Juan, 346; St. Louis, 91; Santa Cruz, 71; Santa Fe, 763; Santiago del Estero, 139; Tierra del Fuego, 42; and Tucumán, 502. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the Buenos Aires territory has been the most affected, registering more than two million infections (2,018,278).

This Wednesday 103,636 tests were carried out, which yielded a positivity rate of 9.4 percent, lower than the average recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the experts of this entity, this figure must be below ten percent to have a pandemic under control. Of the deaths registered in the last 24 hours, 125 are men and 118 are women. Four people were registered without sex data: three of them in the province of Buenos Aires, and the remaining one in Jujuy.

Finally, hospitalizations for coronavirus continue to decline throughout the country. According to the Ministry of Health of the Nation, there are already 3,489 patients who have their disease in a hospital throughout Argentina. In this way, the percentage of occupancy of beds in Intensive Care Units (ICU) is located at 50.2 percent at the national level, and at 48.2 percent in the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA).

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