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Covid-19: Argentina's death toll reached 50,327 on Monday

Tuesday, February 16th 2021 - 07:34 UTC
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Argentina's Health Ministry on Monday said 91 COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours have raised the country's total death toll to 50,327. According to the ministry, tests have detected 3,259 new COVID-19 infections, bringing the nationwide count to 2,029,057.

As the two-day Carnival holiday began Monday, the country mourned the death from COVID-19 of two prominent sports figures in Argentina: 71-year-old former world champion soccer player Leopoldo Jacinto Luque and 57-year-old renowned race car builder and racing coach Alberto Canapino.

The national vaccination campaign, which began on Dec. 29, will see a new shipment of 400,000 Russian Sputnik V vaccine doses arriving on Saturday, and expect the arrival on Wednesday of 580,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine, a version of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, produced by the Serum Institute of India.

Argentina will remain lockdown measures till Feb. 28 to curb the spread of the virus.

Categories: Health & Science, Argentina.

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  • Islander1

    Think- Do you know what the national target dates are for the vaccine as regards age groups and finally everyone? - well all adults I guess same as in most other countries. Appreciate a big country to cover.

    Feb 16th, 2021 - 11:43 am 0
  • Islander1

    Thankyou Think,
    Seems there is indeed a plan, no fixed target date but there is a hell of a lot of vaccine needed - good to see teachers are classes as a group - daft not to do them early on as schools need to be open when and where safely possible but kids get and carry Covid often with no or very mild symptoms- but if they pass it on to teachers = no staff as islolating/sick - and thus no schools!
    Yre our Beccy does a cracking job and we have just been Damn lucky, and a few not happy with some of the travel restrictions - but better alive than possibly not say !,
    Yes Argentina did indeed seem to have it under a lid initially and was holding it.
    Stay Safe You and Yours.

    Feb 16th, 2021 - 04:25 pm 0
  • Chicureo

    Chile is on track to vaccinate a large number of our citizens with most with the Sinovac as we were very limited to the Pfizer alternative.

    Although many are highly skeptical of the Chinese vaccine — I’ve encouraged everyone to consider taking the free injections as it should help us recover from this closed society and destruction of businesses.

    Let people themselves decide what truly is a risk and end these ridiculous lockdowns.

    Otherwise our world economy will fall into an economic depression.

    Frankly, the mortality rates do not justify the loss of individual freedom.


    Feb 16th, 2021 - 08:14 pm 0
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