Contagions and deaths from COVID-19 in Argentina grow again

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Holidays and end-of-year gatherings accelerated the contagion expected for the end of January. According to the Epidemiological Bulletin prepared by the work team of Minister Carla Vizzotti, during the period between December 26, 2022 and January 2, 2023, 72,558 new cases and 47 deaths from SAR COV-2 were registered.

Among the information published on the website of the Ministry of Health itself, the occupancy of beds in the Intensive Care Unit (UTI) throughout the country remains at 40.7% for the public and private sectors. While the number of current inmates reached 402.

The health emergency governs the entire country after the rise in coronavirus infections

Although the highest rate of infections is based in the province of Buenos Aires (27,363) and in the Autonomous City of Buenos Aires (7,595), the province of Santa Fe gained a strong rise in cases reaching 6,723.

A few days after the peak of infections scheduled for the end of January and beginning of February 2023, specialists insist on resuming the vaccination schedule as a necessity to stop the spread of the virus.

From the Ministry of Health of the Nation they highlighted the importance of continuing with the vaccination scheme. Those over the age of 18 who have taken their last dose more than four months ago may be given a booster.

COVID cases rose to 17% and deaths exceeded 6%.

It should be noted that it is important for people who make up the so-called risk group to access the third reinforcement. These would be:

  • People 50 years or older
  • People between the ages of 18 and 49 with some risk condition (cardiovascular, renal and/or respiratory diseases, immunosuppressed people, diabetes, obesity, pregnant people).
  • personal health
  • People 12 years and older with immunocompromised
  • People who reside or work in closed or prolonged hospitalization institutions.

The application of reinforcements, the incorporation of face masks in closed environments and cross ventilation inside homes and/or offices prevent the growth of infections and the spread of the virus.

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