The Delta variant little by little it is becoming noticeable in the country. The cases in the province of Córdoba as an epicenter of contagions, those of the ORT school in the Buenos aires city and the recent death of a man in Mendoza, concern infectologists. One of them is Eduardo Lopez, who assured that if the Delta variant of coronavirus it goes to community circulation, “we are going to be in trouble.”
“There is a flattening with a downward trend worldwide,” López explained in dialogue with Radio La Red. He completed by saying that “Argentina has a low number of cases, it dropped the plateau of five thousand and now we are between two thousand and the three thousand daily cases. This is encouraging news and we have the Delta variant that entered the country but not with a massive circulation ”.
“There are outbreaks, such as the province of Córdoba, the ORT school, a private neighborhood in Santo Tomé, and the rest are travelers,” explained the infectologist about the cases of the Delta variant in the country. “It is essential that people comply with the 10-day quarantine” when they arrive on a trip, and said that in the studies carried out in Ezeiza it can go unnoticed, in some cases, that they enter the country with the virus.
López later remarked that the contagion capacity of this mutation “is very high” and that up to eight susceptible people can be infected in the vicinity, since the virus can be both in the throat and in the nasopharynx area. “If the Delta goes to a high community spread, we are going to be in trouble,” since the strain requires both doses to have good protection.
61 cases in the ORT school
The ORT school reported this Tuesday that they detected 18 new positive cases of coronavirus in the primary school of its headquarters in the neighborhood of Belgrano, City of Buenos Aires. “We add a total of 61 students who are currently affected and going through the period of isolation,” said the school authorities through a statement.