Buenos Aires, Oct 14 (EFE) .- Argentina registered 1,350 new cases of covid-19 on Thursday, bringing the total number of positives to 5,270,003, while deaths rose to 115,633, after 52 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The figures mark a slight increase from the positives reported last Wednesday, when 1,314 new cases were recorded.
Argentina presented a daily record of infections on May 27, when 41,080 cases were reported, while the highest number of deaths in a single day was verified on June 22, with 792 deaths.
According to the daily report of the Ministry of Health, there are 5.1 million people who were infected and who have already been discharged, while the number of patients with a confirmed diagnosis of covid-19 who remain admitted to intensive care units was this Thursday of 907, well below the maximum mark of 7,969 of last June 14.
The percentage of bed occupancy in intensive care units (ICU) for all types of pathologies is 35.7% nationwide and 42.2%, if only Buenos Aires and its periphery are considered.
Argentina experienced in April and May an accelerated increase in cases of covid-19, with a high level of bed occupancy in ICUs, but the upward curve of positives began to subside in June, after the application of new sanitary restrictions and the progress of the vaccination campaign.
According to official sources, Argentina has 20 consecutive weeks of decrease in daily cases and 18 consecutive weeks of falls in mortality and in the number of admitted to intensive care for covid-19.
Given the improvement in the epidemiological situation, since October 1 the Government of Alberto Fernández launched new flexibilizations to sanitary restrictions, including an increase in the capacity in shops and public shows and the gradual opening of the borders to allow the entry of all foreigners from next November.
With some 45 million inhabitants, the country continues with its vaccination campaign against covid-19 that began at the end of last December.
According to official data released on this day, so far 54.8 million doses have been applied, although 62.8 million vaccines have been distributed throughout the territory.
A total of 30.6 million people received the first dose of the vaccine, while 24.1 million people were already inoculated with the second.