A 47-year-old man died in the last hours in the province of Mendoza after contracting Delta variant from coronavirus. He is a truck driver of Brazilian origin who arrived in the province at the beginning of September. According to the report of the Ministry of Health from the province, a swab was performed and he was admitted to intensive care due to his complicated condition.
According to C5N, this is the second case in the province of Mendoza. The first had been a traveler who returned from Spain, who, knowing her positive diagnosis with the variant, isolated herself and was able to overcome the disease. Unlike the first, it is not known whether this man was vaccinated or not and it is one of the investigations that is being carried out by the provincial Ministry of Health.
The technique to detect whether or not you had the delta variant is called “PCR in House.” This yields preliminary results while it is evaluated at the Malbrán Institute or the Patria Institute if it is a different variant. It is a PCR that is the only one that is validated by the Nation to determine if a variant is delta. It does not have genomic sequencing and is carried out in Buenos Aires.
The doctors who treated the man did not report any symptoms related to the new variant, which is positive news considering its contagiousness. This is the third case of a person who died from the Delta variant in the country, since the previous two had occurred in the province of Córdoba, the epicenter of infections in Argentina.
“I had been hospitalized for days”
Ana Maria Nadal, Minister of Health of Mendoza, explained that the patient made “a late consultation.” He stated that “upon confirmation of the Delta variant, all preventive measures were taken and epidemiological controls were carried out. All the contacts were negative. In turn, he completed by saying that he had been hospitalized in the province for about 15 days due to his complicated picture.