Argentina has become one of the countries that most inoculated its population thanks to the Strategic Vaccination Plan that was carried out since 2020, after the pandemic of coronavirus.
In this sense, according to the official data of the Public Vaccination Monitor, so far, more than 76 million doses have been applied against the coronavirus. Likewise, almost 39 million people started the scheme, while 32 million have the complete scheme against the illness.
These figures regarding vaccination are given in the context of an increase in cases of coronavirus and the third wave of infections facing the country. According to the Ministry of Health, in the last 24 hours there were 47,663 positive cases, that is, more than 5 million infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
In December of the previous year, the Health Ministry had reported that there were 11 thousand positive cases and the intensive care units were at 50% occupancy. Unlike that, the agency reported yesterday that the occupation of intensive care beds is at 34.9%.
In turn, the deaths in the last 24 hours were 23, while in the same period of the year 2020, the deaths were 145.
The organization Our World in Data, assured that Argentina has 83% of its population vaccinated against the virus, with one dose, while 71% have already completed the scheme. This percentage is surpassed only by the Arab Emirates, Cuba, Portugal, Chile, Singapore, China and Spain.
The epidemiological situation
While there was a record of cases of coronavirus in the last days, from the Ministry of Health highlight the most encouraging outlook in the country due to the fact that so far there has not been an increase in admissions and hospitalizations.
We are seeing an exponential increase in cases and with circulation of the micron strain. At the moment, there is no increase in admissions and hospitalizations, “informed the Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti. In this context, the agency requested that care be maintained in meetings and social gatherings.