Argentina hospitals full as COVID-19 cases hit 3 million

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Argentina hospitals are full as COVID-19 cases hit 3 million, despite government measures to bring down the spread of infections.

The country’s health ministry said there were 11,394 new cases over the last 24-hour period, with 156 new deaths taking fatalities to 64,252.

President Alberto Fernandez, unveiled a new round of tougher restrictions as a second wave of infections has battered the country this week.

Filling up intensive care units and setting new daily records for cases and deaths.

A surgical assistant, Luciana Berti said, “People need to be a little more aware and know that the hospitals are full and that health personnel are exhausted.”

Argentine pediatrician, Carlos Kambourian said, “The key would be speeding up a stalled vaccination campaign.

“Otherwise, hospitals would be overwhelmed. Intensive care beds are around 68.1% occupied nationally.

“Today the health system does not support one more patient, it is already overflowing.

“We can continue to extend measures every 15 days from here until two years from now if we don’t do what needs to be done, which is to test and vaccinate, test and vaccinate,” Kambourian said.

 

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