Argentina registered 7,482 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, slightly less than on Thursday, when infections reached their daily peak, and the positive numbers totaled 235,677 since the beginning of the pandemic.
The Ministry of Health also confirmed 160 deaths in the last 24 hours, most of them in the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires (AMBA), formed by the capital and the populous urban cordon that surrounds it, and the total number of deaths in the country is 4,411.
It is the province of Buenos Aires, to which this urban cord belongs, which for several days has recorded a number of infections and fatalities that stand out in relation to the rest of the country, and today is responsible for 5,200 cases and 107 deaths.
Behind it was the city of Buenos Aires, which added 1,237 infections and 26 deaths.
The day was one of the provinces that recorded deaths due to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, as 9 other provinces reported at least one person who died in their territory.
In Córdoba (center) there were nine deaths, in Chaco (north) there were six, Salta (north) regretted four deaths, Mendoza (west) and Santa Fé (center-east) recorded two deaths each, and La Rioja (north), Río Negro (south), Neuquén (south) and Entre Ríos (center east) reported one death in each province.
As for active outbreaks in the country, in addition to AMBA’s focus, Córdoba stands out, which this Friday totaled 162 affected by the virus, while Mendoza had 124.
56.7% of all coronavirus cases in Argentina correspond to community circulation.
Today, Argentina has exceeded 100,000 discharges for patients who have overcome the disease and now the total is 103,297, according to health officials.
Across the country there are 1,293 patients hospitalized in intensive care beds because of the coronavirus, which means that 66% of AMBA beds are occupied, a percentage that drops to 56.5% when considering the total number of patients. Argentina.