The Ministry of Health of the Nation reported this Friday that in the last 24 hours there were registered 88 new confirmed cases from coronavirus and 7 new deaths. Thus, the total number of patients amounted to 2,758, including 129 deaths since the pandemic began to circulate in the country.
“Of the total of these cases, 851 (31%) are imported, 997 (36.3%) are close contacts of confirmed cases, 474 (17.3%) are cases of community circulation and the rest are under epidemiological investigation” they detailed.
Regarding the new deaths, 7 from Thursday night, they detailed that it was “five men, two 62 and 74 years old, residing in the province of Mendoza; two 95 and 80 years old residing in the province of Buenos Aires another 57-year-old resident in the City of Buenos Aires (CABA), and two women, one 64-year-old resident in the province of La Rioja, and another 95-year-old resident in the province of Buenos Aires. “
The official report was released while efforts are being made in the national government to ease the general quarantine that was launched on March 20 to try to contain the circulation of the virus.
In this regard, the chief of staff, Santiago Cafiero, announced that next Monday the development of some productive activities will be enabled in the provinces that raised requests to advance towards the stage of administered isolation, as proposed by President Alberto Fernández when announcing the extension of quarantine until April 26.
The requests raised by the governors will depend on the approval of the Minister of Health, led by Ginés González García, after an exhaustive analysis carried out by those responsible for other government portfolios to establish whether the reactivation of productive activities involves risks or not.
Meanwhile, Cafiero said that the idea is to create a “smart map” that detects “areas where there is no viral circulation”, where there were no cases of coronavirus or, on the contrary, that they have higher transmission rates than the current one.