The Ministry of Health of the Nation confirmed that this Tuesday they reported 3017 contagions by Coronavirus in Argentina. For the sixth consecutive day, the sanitary Authority It did not detail the number of tests that were carried out in the last 24 hours. Since the pandemic began, 5,229,848 cases have been registered. Of that total, 5,080,986 people were discharged, while 35,046 people are still active in their illness. On the deaths that were announced on this day, they were confirmed 176 deaths.
The Ministry of Health of Mendoza confirmed the first death from the “Delta” variant. According to the data provided by the agency, it was a Brazilian truck driver. Est died in the Perrupato Hospital in the city of San Martín. This is the third death due to the native mutation of India, the first two occurred in Córdoba at the beginning of August. In the Mendoza province, two cases of the “Delta” variant were reported, the first was a 57-year-old woman, who entered the country on August 3 through the Ezeiza airport, coming from Spain, which was in good condition of health.
In the last 24 hours, the province of Buenos Aires (PBA) registered 913 infections; the City of Buenos Aires, 218; Catamarca, 121; Chaco, 46; Chubut, 50; Corrientes, 113; Cordoba, 367; Entre Ríos, 162; Formosa, 52; Jujuy, 39; La Pampa, 53; La Rioja, 16; Mendoza, 97; Missions, 21; Neuquén, 43; Río Negro, 69; Jump, 41; San Juan, 32; San Luis, 12; Santa Cruz, 20; Santa Fe, 192; Santiago del Estero, 39; Tierra del Fuego, 13; and Tucumán, 288. Since the beginning of the Covid, the Buenos Aires territory is the one that registered the most cases in the whole country: 2,049,677.
For the sixth consecutive day, the Ministry of Health of the Nation did not detail how many swabs were performed this Tuesday. Last Thursday, the health portfolio registered an error and since then, the number of tests that were carried out throughout the country have not been reported again. What is known is that the World Health Organization (WHO) recommended that the positivity rate between diagnostic tests and infections should be below 10%. Of the deaths registered this Tuesday, 95 are men and 78 are women.
Likewise, it was detailed that 3 people were reported without sex data: 1 in the province of Córdoba, another in Entre Ríos and the remaining in Jujuy. In relation to hospitalizations due to Covid-19, the health portfolio confirmed that they continue to decline. There are already 1,851 patients who have their disease in a medical center throughout the country. The percentage of total occupancy of beds in adult Intensive Care Units (ICU) is 41% nationwide and 42.6% in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA).