Buenos Aires, Sept. 19 (EFE) .- Argentina reported 622 new cases of covid-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of positives to 5,239,232, while deaths jumped to 114,428, after 61 deaths have been reported within the last 24 hours.
The numbers mark a drop from the positives reported last Saturday, when 1,451 new cases were recorded, although on weekends infections are generally lower.
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 5.09 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 admitted to the therapy units in intensive training session (UTI) was 1,496 that day, well below the 7,969 mark on June 14.
The percentage of occupancy of ICU beds for all types of pathologies was 39.2% nationally and 42.2%, if we consider only Buenos Aires and its periphery.
Argentina saw an accelerated increase in covid-19 cases in April and May, with high occupancy of ICU beds, although the upward curve of positives started to give way in June, after the application of new health restrictions.
With some 45 million inhabitants, the country is continuing its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus, which began at the end of last December.
According to official data released this Sunday, so far 48.8 million doses have been applied, although 53.4 million vaccines have been distributed throughout Argentina.
A total of 28.9 million people have received the first dose of the vaccine, while 19.9 million people have already been vaccinated with the second.
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