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ARGENTINA | 12-05-2020 12:59

Covid-19 in figures: Two months of the pandemic that paralysed Argentina

Sixty days have passed since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. Since then, Argentines have spent 52 days in isolation, with only a fraction of the population out on the streets every day.

It has been 60 days since the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. To date, more than four million people have tested positive for Covid-19, with more than 285,000 fatalities now recorded.

The coronavirus pandemic has paralysed the world and with it Argentina, where citizens and residents have now spent 52 days under quarantine in a period of "obligatory social isolation." As of May 11, 6,278 people in Argentina have been infected with Covid-19 and 314 have died, though the true figure is likely higher.

Argentina will remain under lockdown until at least May 24, though some provinces are beginning to relax restrictions. 

Here is the coronavirus pandemic – in numbers.

185 countries have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

– More than three billion people have been ordered into lockdown.

853 million students have stopped going to school in 73 countries, including Argentina.

4,165,752 infections have been recorded across the globe, according to data released by Johns Hopkins University on May 11.

285,300 people have died to date.

6,278 infections from Covid-19 have been recorded in Argentina since March 3.

258 cases is the highest daily tally recorded to date in Argentina (May 10) since the beginning of the pandemic.

– Infections in Argentina account for 0.3 percent of all confirmed cases in Latin America. 

– In Argentina, health personnel make up 863 of confirmed Covid-19 cases. Of those, 63 percent are women.

– There have been 314 fatalities registered in Argentina – roughly a rate of six deaths per 1,000,000  inhabitants.

307 laboratories throughout the country are involved in testing for Covid-19, 109 of which analyse more than 10 tests a day.

– Of the total number of cases, officials say 15.4 percent are "imported cases" (i.e. the result of someone being infected overseas and then travelling home).

44.2 percent of infections are a result of an individual coming into close contact with persons infected with the virus.

29.3 percent of confirmed cases in Argentina are a result of community transmission.

– To date, 1,837 people who were infected and admitted to hospital have been discharged, representing roughly percent of total cases.

3,892 individuals are currentlyl in hospital, of whom 164 are in intensive care.

– A total of 64,817 laboratory tests have been tested for Covid-19 in Argentina.

– The majority of those infected are aged between 20 and 59, with the average age of a confirmed cases being 41.

86.2 percent of all cases in Argentina have been recorded in Buenos Aires City (1,961) and the Conurbano (2,112).

– Around 75 percent of the population are eligible to apply for certification allowing them to go to work, as of May 11.

More than 17,000 people have been stopped, warned, or moved on for violating the mandatory quarantine in Buenos Aires City.

285 monetary fines have been imposed in Buenos Aires City against individuals who were not using a face-mask, the use of which has been mandatory in the capital since April 15.

– Across the country, 6,890,393 people have been notified for violating the quarantine, in some form or another.

76,415 people have been detained nationwide for breaking quarantine restrictions.

23,000 Argentines were stranded abroad when the borders were closed. Of these, 20,000 have already returned to the country.

67 repatriation operations have been organised by the Foreign Ministry for Argentines stranded in Europe, Asia and the rest of the Americas.

2,500 remaining varados will return in 15 flights arranged by the government between May 9 and 16.

4,200 individuals at most (citizens and foreign residents) may enter Argentina via its seven border crossings and last remaining open airport, Ezeiza International Airport, on any given day.

2,200 prisoners from 67 jails in Buenos Aires Province have been released – 599 were granted home arrest, another 1,601 were released "for completing their sentence, on probation or assisted release."

640 factories suspended activity at the beginning of the lockdown throughout the country. Many will begin to reopen and restart activity as from May 11.

– There has been a 66 percent increase in the amount of food and product deliveries to 1,192 community kitchens in the city and 38 municipalities in Buenos Aires, according to the NGO Banco de Alimentos.

3.5 million people in Argentina have already received the Emergency Family Income (IFE) payment of 10,000 pesos. while 2.1 million workers received a supplementary part-salary payment via state assistance.

Darío Silva D'Andrea

Darío Silva D'Andrea

Editor de PERFIL.COM


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