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Argentina registers 1,849 new cases and 57 deaths from covid-19

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Buenos Aires, Sept. 24 (EFE) .- Argentina reported 1,849 new cases of covid-19 on Friday, bringing the total number of positives to 5,248,847, while deaths jumped to 114,828, after 57 deaths have been reported in the past 24 hours.

The figures mark an increase from the positives reported last Thursday, when 1,733 new cases were recorded.

Argentina recorded a daily record of infections on May 27, when 41,080 cases were reported, while the highest number of deaths in a single day was verified on June 22, with 792 deaths.

According to the daily toll from the Ministry of Health, there are 5.1 million people who have been infected and have already been discharged, while the number of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of covid-19 who remain hospitalized in units of intensive care was 1,271 on Friday, well below the high of 7,969 on June 14.

The percentage of occupancy of beds in intensive care units for all types of pathologies is 37.7% nationally and 41.6%, if we consider only Buenos Aires and its periphery.

So far, in Argentina, 23.5 million tests have been carried out to detect the virus, of which 51,465 were carried out as of Thursday.

Argentina saw a rapid increase in covid-19 cases in April and May, with high occupancy of beds in intensive care units, although the upward curve of positives began to ease in June. , after the application of new sanitary restrictions.

According to official sources, Argentina has recorded 16 consecutive weeks of decline in daily cases, as well as 14 consecutive weeks of decline in mortality and the number of patients admitted to intensive care for covid-19.

In view of the improving epidemiological situation, last Tuesday the government of Alberto Fernández announced new flexibilities to health restrictions, including an increase in the capacity of shops and public lounges and the gradual opening of borders until to authorize the entry of all foreigners from next November. .

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