Argentine health officials registered a new record of new infections this Wednesday, more than 7,000, while Minister for Access to Health Carla Vizzotti has warned the surge in numbers is “sustainable”.
In particular, the Argentine Ministry of Health has reported that 7,147 newly infected people and 127 deaths have been confirmed in the past 24 hours. With these numbers, Argentina’s balance sheet stands at 220,682 cases and 4,106 deaths.
Vizzotti stated that of the new cases, 84 percent were diagnosed in the metropolitan area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), but that multiple jurisdictions are contributing “a significant number” of positive results.
“Of the 6,792 (communicated on Tuesday) 1,085 non-AMBA. There is an increase in persistent cases in the rest of the country that are no longer conglomerate outbreaks,” he said, as reported by the agency on News Argentina Télam.
Likewise, data from the Argentine Ministry of Health shows that 1,219 people are admitted to intensive care units and receiving medical treatment for COVID-19. The utilization of hospital beds is 56.3 percent, in the AMBA it is 66.1 percent.