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ARGENTINA | 04-05-2020 13:53

Argentina’s death toll rises to 249 from the Coronavirus outbreak

Three new deaths from Covid-19 coronavirus were confirmed this morning by Health Ministry officials, bringing the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 249.

Three new deaths from Covid-19 coronavirus were confirmed this morning by Health Ministry officials, bringing the total number of deaths from the pandemic to 249.

The latest deaths reported are those of a 53-year-old man, a resident of Buenos Aires Province, and two women, one aged 94 from Buenos Aires City, and another of 9  from Córdoba.

The total number of confirmed cases also rose to 4,783.

A total of 1,442 people infected with the coronavirus had been discharged, 1,119 permanently. A total of 146 of those infected remain in intensive care.

The daily report on the evolution of the pandemic in Argentina stated that 50.3 percent of those infected were women and the average age was 42.

Some 43.4 percent of the infections were caused by close contact with people suffering from coronavirus, 27.5 percent by community transmission, and 19.2 percent had a history of travel outside the country, said officials.

The provinces of Catamarca and Formosa still have not reported a single infection.

In contrast, the province and the city of Buenos Aires already accumulated more than 3,000 infections, 1,715 in the former and 1,304 in the latter.

The number of tests accumulated since the beginning of the pandemic was 67,920, 2,107 of which were carried out this Sunday, resulting in a rate of 1,497 per million inhabitants with a positive 8.33 percent.

- TIMES/NA

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