Argentina surpassed the thousand infected by coronavirus on Tuesday, which already leaves 27 dead across the country after the death of three women of 52, 63 and 89 years of age was known on Tuesday, confirmed sources from the Ministry of Health.
Specifically, the latest official report reports 88 new cases of COVID-19 -on Monday they were 146-, so far there are 1,054 people who tested positive, of which more than half (50.2%) they contracted in trips to countries with great circulation of the virus and 28% because they were “close contacts” of other infected.
The rest are under epidemiological investigation.
THE CITY AND PROVINCE OF BUENOS AIRES, THE MOST AFFECTED
Since the first fatality in Argentina was known on March 7 – four days after the first infected was made public – 27 people have died, mainly since March 24, a day from which more than one death began to be recorded per day.
The deaths known this Tuesday are those of a 63-year-old woman, resident in the province of Chaco; another 52, from La Rioja; and another 89, who lived in the province of Córdoba.
Until now, the city of Buenos Aires is the district that accumulates the most cases of coronavirus (311), followed by the province of Buenos Aires (270) and that of Santa Fe (133).
To stop the spread of the disease, the Government of Alberto Fernández has already ordered multiple measures, the most important being the social, preventive and compulsory isolation of the population, which has been in force since March 20 and was to end on April 1, but that lasted until at least the last day of Easter.
“INTERESTING AND GOOD” RESULTS
President Fernández insisted when announcing this extension of the quarantine, last Sunday, that having decreed this confinement in advance, when even those infected were not many, has so far left some “initial results are interesting and good” when seeing the number of affected people who are registering.
For the Executive, the main objective of isolating citizens – who only go out to make essential purchases or because they work in sectors essential to society – is to make the growth of infections slower and give time to prepare hospitals for “when the worst moment comes “of the pandemic, which is expected between the end of April and the beginning of May.
In statements to Efe, the undersecretary of Health Strategies, Alejandro Costa, said today that the “result” left by the quarantine may be analyzed between April 3 and 4, when it will be two weeks after declaring the isolation of the population .
“Let’s hope that the curve of cases is lower than we had thought when quarantine was recommended,” added the specialist in an interview in the situation room of the Ministry of Health, where the data received from hospital centers around the country is monitored. the country and the level of infections in the rest of the world.
THAT THE “PEAK” OF CONTACTS IS NOT HIGH
Today, Costa continued, what is sought is that the “peak” (maximum) of cases be “low” and as late as possible.
“The results, the truth is that we always want them to be better. We are concerned and concerned with each case, we are concerned with every situation that is a death, because there are people, there are lives and that motivates us is to have a technical job of planning and implementing measures to minimize the impact of the disease, “he added.
Although he assures that the word “success” is difficult to use in these situations, the official highlighted the “great effort” of society, the Government and non-governmental entities to jointly give “a strong containment to the virus to try to do not scatter “in the country.