translated from Spanish: Coronavirus in Argentina: with 20 new deaths, total 2,913

With 20 new coronavirus deaths in Argentina, 2,913 fatalities total. This was communicated by the report of the Ministry of Health, in its morning report.» There are 980 patients in intensive care and 70,518 have already been discharged, more than 44 percent of the total cases,» said Health Access Secretary Carla Vizzotti, who highlighted the increase in swabs across the country: 636,844 in total and 12,951 were made during Saturday.

The new deaths correspond to 10 men and 10 women: six of them residents of the Province of Buenos Aires and four in the City, while four of them originally from the Province, five from Capital and the rest of Río Negro. The AMBA (Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires) continues to be the territory most affected by the virus in the country.

Ministry of Health Report ? Photo: Télam

Currently, the percentage of occupied beds is 54.6% nationally and 63.3% in AMBA. The fatality rate is 1.8%, which corresponds to 63.8 people who die per million inhabitants. The average age of fatalities by COVID-19 is 75 years. Since the epidemic began, 636,844 tests have been carried out throughout the country, 12,951 tests in the last 24 hours,» said the Undersecretary of Health Strategies, Alejandro Costa. In addition, he added that they have already received the high 70,518 people (2,496 in the last 24 hours), representing 44.5% of the total number of infected people.

Undersecretary of Health Strategies, Alejandro Costa Photo: Télam

«The challenge is not just the AMBA, we are seeing increasing cases across the country, in places where there were controlled outbreaks we are having outbreaks back by clusters and in departments where we had not seen cases we are seeing them,» Vizzotti said. 
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