COVID in Argentina: why cases dropped by more than 27% and deaths increased by 68%

The portfolio led by Carla Vizzotti has published a new weekly report on COVID / REUTERS / Matias Baglietto cases

The latest report published by Ministry of Health of the Nation indicated that this week there was a new drop in the cases from COVIDwhich decreased by more than one 27%. Meanwhile, the the deaths showed a 68% increasecompared to the previous report. In other words, between 18 and 25 September, they were there 42 dead y 4482 contagious. In this way, the total of wanted since the beginning of the pandemic lies in 9,708,420while the deceased son 129,897. What is the situation of the pandemic in Argentina and what is the influence of the most contagious variants of Omicron.

According to the report released by the leading portfolio Carla Vizzotti weekly, there was a new drop in caseswhich was positioned at 27.42% in relation to the report issued the previous week. At that time, the infections and deaths registered on 11 and 18 September were recorded 25 kills y 6175 contagious. Meanwhile, the deaths from COVID-19 showed an increase, with 68%.

Since the end of January, no variants other than Ómicron and its underlines have been recorded in Argentina / REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo
Since the end of January, no variants other than Ómicron and its underlines have been recorded in Argentina / REUTERS / Dado Ruvic / Illustration / File Photo

Similarly, the official document indicated that, to date, there are 294 people interned Intensive care unit (14 less than the previous week, when 308 patients were hospitalized in these conditions), with a percentage of bed occupancyboth in the public and private sector and for all pathologies, 41.3% in the country.

Los 42 dead recorded in this report were: 15 in Buenos Aires, 5 in CABA, 3 in Chaco, 5 in Corrientes, 2 in Córdoba, 5 in Entre Ríos, 1 in Formosa, 1 in La Pampa, 4 in Salta and 1 in Santiago del Estero .

As for vaccination, an essential point to address these most contagious sub-variants, so far they applied 109.474.175 from doseof which 40.982.909 correspond to first, 37,821,523 to Monday, 3,151,848 are doses additional (which is included in the primary vaccination scheme and is intended for certain population groups). Meanwhile, regarding the doses of reinforcementthis was stated by the Ministry of Health 21.558.286 they received the first he is alone 5,916,013 the according to. The total of vaccines distributed across the country achieved 117.146.112in addition to the 5,083,000 donated.

The Ministry of Health reported that 82.5% of the Argentine population received two doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 / (Andean)
The Ministry of Health reported that 82.5% of the Argentine population received two doses of the vaccine against COVID-19 / (Andean)

The last one Epidemiological Bulletin, issued last week, highlighted that until 10 September 2022 “the incidence of COVID-19 cases nationwide in the general population in the past 4 weeks has been 167 cases per 100,000 inhabitants”, Being that the provinces that showed the highest rates were: CABA, Formosa and Catamarca, according to the document.

Omicron is currently the dominant variant circulating around the world “, explains the document, while stressing that so far” 5 different main strains of Omicron have been reported globally: BA.1, BA.2, BA.3, BA.4 and BA.5 and their descendants (BA.1.1, BA.2.12.1, among others) “. Likewise, he points out that in Argentina there is “an exclusive circulation of the Ómicron variant”. “In relation to the lineages of Omicron, the proportion of BA.4, BA.5 and Ómicron compatible with BA.4 / BA.5 is 21.79%, 15.38% and 37.18%while BA.2 stands at 5.13% “.

In that tone, he adds that “if only the samples with lineage identification are considered, the percentage of BA.4, BA.5 and Ómicron compatible with BA.4 / BA.5 is 23.29%, 16.44% and 39.73%, while BA.2 stands at 5.48% “; and clarifies: “For the rest of the variants of the virus (including Delta), there have been no cases since EW03 of 2022 ″, ie since the end of January.

From the portfolio led by Carla Vizzotti they showed that “90.6% of the population aged 18 and over received both doses” / (Getty Images)

In this sense, the Bulletin assures that “the specific death rate from COVID-19 nationwide was 5.3 deaths per million inhabitants considering the period included in the last 4 weeks “. He also warns that “the provinces with the highest rates of the period are: Corrientes, Chaco, Salta and Río Negro“.

Meanwhile, the letter highlights that “if we analyze the mortality rate for ten-year age groups in its evolution over the weeks, we observe that they are higher in the older age groups (over 70 years)”, being that from the middle – March (EW 12 of the current year), “at the country level, the lowest weekly mortality rates of the pandemic have been recorded in a sustained fashion.” “If we take into account the deaths in 2022, we see that 93.1% were 50 or older”, Underlines the writing.

“If we take into account the deaths of 2022, we see that 93.1% were 50 years or older,” highlights the writing / Credit: CDC / Alissa Eckert, MSMI, Dan Higgins, MAMS.  (Photo via Smith Collection / Gado / Getty Images)
“If we take into account the deaths of 2022, we see that 93.1% were 50 years or older,” highlights the writing / Credit: CDC / Alissa Eckert, MSMI, Dan Higgins, MAMS. (Photo via Smith Collection / Gado / Getty Images)

The Epidemiological Bulletin also highlighted in vaccination coverage and noticed that “82.5% of the Argentine population received two doses of the vaccine“. Regarding the age groups, it is noted that 90.6% of the population aged 18 years and over received both doses, while in the age group 50 years and over the coverage of the second dose is 92.4%.

As for the group of 12 and 17 yearsuntil the beginning of September, “coverage reached 80.8%”, While in the boys of From 3 to 11 years “Coverage achieved 65.5%“. “As for the coverage of the first reinforcementthe 46.8% of the Argentine population received the 3rd dose of vaccine“, Specifies the letter and adds:”58.4% of the population aged 18 and over received the first booster while in the group aged 50 and over, coverage is 71.4% “. “As for children and adolescents, in the group between 12 and 17 years the coverage reached 36.4% and in the group between 5 and 11 years the coverage was 11.5%.

Finally, the document ensures that from mid-August to early September (SE33-SE36) “There were 6.69 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants In person 60 years and over without vaccination or with an incomplete schedule“. While underlining that “there were 3.45 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants in people aged 60 or over at full regimewhile in people of the same age group vaccinated with booster doses mortality was 1.42 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants“.

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