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Argentina sees 706 daily COVID-19 deaths

24 Jun 2021, 11:55 GMT+10

BUENOS AIRES, June 23 (Xinhua) -- Argentina on Wednesday reported 27,319 new COVID-19 cases and 706 deaths in 24 hours, raising the total number of confirmed infections to 4,326,101 and the death toll to 90,986.

In its daily pandemic report, the Ministry of Health said the number of new cases has declined in recent weeks, with a 22.5 percent drop in the positivity rate of testing in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area, which includes the capital and some 40 surrounding municipalities.

Some 290,792 cases remain active, including 7,241 in intensive care units, while the occupancy rate of intensive care unit beds remains at 72.8 percent nationwide and 70.9 percent in the capital metropolitan area.

The Argentine government is moving forward with its vaccination campaign against COVID-19, with some 18,870,108 doses applied as of Wednesday, and 3,787,691 people fully vaccinated.

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