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Argentina reports over 11,000 new cases of COVID-19

10 May 2021, 09:55 GMT+10

BUENOS AIRES, May 9 (Xinhua) -- Argentina reported 11,582 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease on Sunday, for a total of 3,147,740 confirmed cases, as well as 283 deaths, bringing the death toll to 67,325, the Ministry of Health reported.

The ministry stated that so far, 2,817,165 patients have recovered from the disease while 263,250 cases remain active.

Additionally, 5,294 people are currently hospitalized in intensive care units, with bed occupancy reaching 68.6 percent nationwide.

The Province of Buenos Aires accounts for 43.68 percent of the total cases in the country, with 1,374,852 infections, ahead of the city of Buenos Aires, with 11.5 percent, equivalent to 361,864 infections.

So far, just over 9 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been applied, with more than 7.6 million people receiving the first dose and more than 1.3 million people receiving both doses.

The Minister of Health of the Province of Buenos Aires, Daniel Gollan, reported on Sunday the expansion of vaccination eligibility to those over the age of 40 with health complications and over 60 without complications.

Argentina remains under social, preventive and mandatory distancing measures which will be in force until May 21.

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