The impact of coronavirus in Argentina and the Omicron variant has not given respite for three weeks. Although there are fewer seriously affected people thanks to vaccination and the advancement of inoculation with third doses, a increase from deaths. In this way, in the last 24 hours reported 75 fatalities and others 131,000 cases.
The Situation Room of the Ministry of Health registered 131,082 cases, a little less than yesterday. However, it should be noted that the tests were fewer and that the numbers of infections may be much higher, according to the opinion of specialists. In total, the number of cases registered since the pandemic began is 6,664,717, while the number of deaths is 117,670.
The infectologist Roberto Debbag also reported on the high rate of positivity that Argentina has had for 4 days. According to comparisons with other nations, the country registers one of the highest current positivity rates, with 66.1%. This contrasts with the situation in Mexico, which has 48%, and with that of other regions that have less than 30%. The percentage recommended by the WHO to keep the pandemic under control is 10%.
Hospitalizations and deaths
From different hospitals in Argentina, they warned about the growth of hospitalization in people who, for the most part, are not vaccinated or only have the first dose. The percentage of occupancy of service beds for all pathologies in public and private health establishments is 39.5% at the national level and 40.4% in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA). The number of hospitalized for COVID-19 amounts to 2206.
In addition, according to the latest official report, 75 deaths were confirmed. There are 39 women who died in Buenos Aires, CABA, Chaco, Chubut, Córdoba, Entre Ríos, La Pampa, Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, Salta, San Juan, San Luis, Santa Fe and Santiago del Estero. The other 36 deaths correspond to men from Buenos Aires, CABA, Córdoba, La Pampa Mendoza, Misiones, Neuquén, Río Negro, Salta, San Juan, San Luis and Santa Fe.