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They confirmed 88 new cases of coronavirus in Argentina and the number of infected amounts to 1,353

The Ministry of Health reported this Friday that there were five new deaths from the coronavirus and that 88 were confirmed infected in the country in the last 24 hours. In total, the number of infected amounted to 1,353.

Of the total of these cases, it was reported that 656 (48.5%) are imported, 444 (32.8%) are close contacts of confirmed cases, 113 (8.4%) are cases of community circulation and the rest are under epidemiological investigation.

Of the new 88 infected, 28 are from the city of Buenos Aires, 22 from the province of Buenos Aires, 14 from Córdoba, 8 from Santa Fe, 8 from Chaco, 2 from Entre Ríos, 2 from Mendoza, 1 from Neuquén, 1 from Río Negro, 1 from San Luis and 1 from Tierra del Fuego.

Since March 7, 42 deaths from COVID-19 were registered in Argentina. This afternoon, the figure reached that number after the death of a 53-year-old woman, a neighbor of the San Miguel district, Buenos Aires province, who was admitted to the San Miguel Arcángel Hospital; Y an 87-year-old man from Campana, who remained in serious condition at the San José Municipal Hospital.

With the report of the Ministry of Health, the information released after noon was ratified and also the death of three other men was reported: one of 72 years, resident in the province of Buenos Aires; another 60-year-old from Chaco; and the last 76-year-old, of Spanish nationality, resident in the province of Mendoza.

According to epidemiological research, Marín had maintained contact in his private clinic in Villa Don Enrique with two other patients who became ill with COVID-19: one of them had been the lawyer Ana María Tonzar (63), who was one of Chaco’s six previous fatalities.

The Ministry of Health of the Nation specified that “The main age groups affected by the registered cases correspond to people between 20 and 59 years old, the average age being 45 years old.”

With a positivity rate of 18.25%, Argentina is in tenth place worldwide in the ranking of infected cases in relation to the totality of coronavirus tests carried out in the country. This percentage – the highest in the region – implies that one in five tests with the reagent to detect COVID-19 was positive.

From the analysis carried out by the Infobae Data Unit Based on the figures reported by the health authorities of each country and the World Health Organization (WHO), it appears that The country with the highest proportion of the population that received the coronavirus test is Iceland., with a total of 53,577 analyzes per million inhabitants. Follows United Arab Emirates, with 22,918.

Argentina it is far from those numbers in terms of the population to which the COVID-19 analysis was made. With a positivity rate of 18.25%, the calculation of the total number of people tested in the country is 6,931, which implies 157 analyzes per million inhabitants. It is thus located in position 70 of the world ranking.

Because the districts that govern Horacio Rodríguez Larreta and Axel Kicillof concentrate near the 70% of the country’s cases, The national government has spent days focusing on the isolation and containment work that must be carried out in the municipalities of the Conurbano and the neighborhoods of the Federal Capital.

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