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Coronavirus in Argentina: with the fourth wave in retreat, cases and deaths drop

The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported 21 deaths from coronavirus and 36,835 infections in the last week in Argentinawhich represents a 20% less of cases than last Sunday (46,045).

In this way, add 128,994 deceased officially registered at the national level and 9,313,453 infected since the start of the pandemic.

According to data released this Sunday, the number of deaths decreased 75% compared to last week when 84 deaths had been reported.

The health portfolio indicated that There are 375 hospitalized with coronavirus in intensive care units, with a percentage of occupancy of adult beds in the public and private sectors, for all pathologies, of 43.2% in the country.



No new deaths in Santa Fe

During the last week, 11 people died in Buenos Aires, 2 in the City of Buenos Aires, 3 in Córdoba, 1 in Entre Ríos, and 4 in La Pampa.

According to the Public Vaccination Monitor, the total number of doses applied amounts to 104,279,854, of which 40,815,327 received one dose, 37,535,219 received two, 3,074,282 an additional dose and 22,855,026 a booster dose, while the vaccines distributed to the jurisdictions reach 111,554,870 and those donated to 5,083,000.

Subvariants cause fear of a new wave in Europe

The BA.4 and BA.5 subvariants of Ómicron and the relaxation of the measures hygiene care are considered responsible for the increase in infections of coronavirus in several countries of Europa and raise fears of a new wave, specialists pointed out.

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In South Africa“where BA.4 and BA.5 were first detected, BA.5 being the most present right now, the pandemic peak ended in mid-May, and its impact was moderate. BA.5 is majority in Portugala country where the incidence is increasing, although at lower levels, for now, than during the previous wave,” the French Public Health Agency explained on Friday.

The increase in infections now threatens other countries. In Europe, BA.4 and BA.5 are becoming more frequent in Franceand should be imposed on BA.2, majority since the beginning of the year.

According to several specialists, the end of sanitary control measures favor this increase of infections although in Europe, the summer, when more time is spent abroad, could be a brake on an increase in cases.

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