The curve is not accelerating and there are 129 deaths and 2,758 cases in the country

In the last 24 hours, 88 new confirmed cases of coronavirus and 7 new deaths were registered, according to the daily report provided by the Ministry of Health of the Nation. Thus, the total number of patients rose to 2,758, including 129 deaths since the pandemic began to circulate throughout the country.

“Of the total of these cases, 851 (31%) are imported, 997 (36.3%) are close contacts of confirmed cases, 474 (17.3%) are cases of community circulation and the rest are under epidemiological investigation” , detailed the part provided by the health portfolio.

Regarding the new deaths, 7 from Thursday night, from the Ministry of Health it was detailed that it was “five men, two 62 and 74 years old, residing in the province of Mendoza; two 95 and 80 year olds residing in the province of Buenos Aires; another 57 years old, resident in the City of Buenos Aires (CABA); and two women, one 64-year-old resident in the province of La Rioja, and the other 95-year-old resident in the province of Buenos Aires. ”

Of the new cases, 34 are from the province of Buenos Aires, 22 from Chaco, 14 from the city of Buenos Aires, 6 from Santa Fe, 6 from Córdoba, 2 from Tierra del Fuego, 1 from La Rioja, 1 from Mendoza, 1 from Misiones, 1 from Río Negro and 1 from Neuquén. Chubut had a case reported yesterday, reclassified by royal domicile to the province of Buenos Aires.

Thus, so far there are 22 provinces with confirmed positives, while Formosa and Catamarca are the only jurisdictions in the national territory that so far have not presented patients with coronavirus.

in our region

To all this, in La Plata no new cases were registered yesterday, so the number of infected people remains at 31, with 146 tables that are still under study and another 323 that have already been ruled out.

The news is no less, given that this is the first time – since last April 9 – that no cases of coronavirus have been registered in La Plata, something positive considering that in recent days there have been consecutive increases . In the last week, in fact, the number of local patients doubled and went from 15 to 31 current infections, which led to the district being one of the most infections in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area (AMBA).

Regarding Berisso, yesterday’s part was kept in two confirmed cases of COVID-19 and six other suspects were added, so the total in that municipality is 19 cases under study and 27 that have already been discarded. In Ensenada, finally, there are three confirmed cases.


Coronavirus: this is the curve of infections and deaths from Covid-19 in Spain | Economy

Spain is celebrating its third week under the state of alarm and the confinement of the population in their homes, extreme measures adopted by the Government in the face of the spread of the Covid-19 virus. The objective of these measures is, as the health authorities have explained, “to flatten the curve”, that is, to reduce the growth of the number of new infections to alleviate the collapse in health services.

The balance of positive cases is released daily by the Coordination Center for Health Alerts and Emergencies collected from the autonomous communities, with competence in health. The center itself warns that “the data of the CCAA are under continuous review and certain daily fluctuations may be due to data cleaning processes and not to real variations that occur from one day to the next.”

Since it takes several days for the virus to cause symptoms (such as cough, fever, shortness of breath, discomfort, or insensitivity to pain), there is also a delay between effective transmission and confirmed positive cases. Likewise, the number of positives depends not only on the spread of the virus, but also on the number of possible patients tested.

The fact that a large part of those infected by the coronavirus are asymptomatic supposes a distortion in the numbers, and various studies have estimated contagion figures much higher than the official ones. This also distorts the mortality figures, which, in any case, is much higher in elderly patients or those with previous pathologies.

The figures for hospital admissions or ICUs, meanwhile, are also behind both infections and confirmed cases, as the disease tends to worsen around a week or two after the first infection.

This is the curve of infections and deaths from Covid-19 in Spain

Excess mortality is the number of deaths from any cause (not just Covid-19) compared to the average for previous years. It is based on data from civil registries, collected by the National Center for Epidemiology of the Carlos III Health Institute in its Web, through the Ministry of Justice. In this case, daily deaths are compared with the average since 2008. The Institute warns that there are delays in notifications, especially in the current situation. Between March 17 and April 6 there is an excess mortality of 12,083 deaths in Spain, 51.2% more than expected.


Mikel Aristi (Euskaltel): «Let’s see if the famous curve returns to normal»


Mikel Aristi, on the balcony of his house in Bergara./
Mikel Aristi, on the balcony of his house in Bergara.

The Bergara cyclist trains on the roller to try not to lose shape and carefully follows the news about the coronavirus