Argentina recorded a 92.62% rise in Covid-19 cases between the second and third weeks of May. According to the data of the local Ministry of Health released yesterday, 33,989 cases last week compared to 17,646 recorded in the previous seven days.
In the four-week cutoff, cases rose from 8,387 to 33,989, marking a rise of 305.26% from the week of April 17 to May 15. Since the beginning of the epidemic, Argentina has conducted 9,135,308 new known positive tests.
Last week, 47 people died as a result of the new Corona Virus in the country. The epidemic has already caused 128,776 deaths in Argentina.
The COVID-19 vaccine has already reached 100,541,379 people, and 3,7376.514 have completed the immunization schedule against the virus.
Bolivia has also seen an increase in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks
The Ministry of Health of Bolivia confirmed today that the BA2 variant of omicron is spreading in the country and that an increase in cases has been recorded in recent weeks, which is why the population has been asked to prepare for a possible new wave of infections by the coronavirus.
“We must inform the Bolivian people that in the latest epidemiological surveillance report we detected the BA2 variant of the omicron in the country,” the Minister of Health, Jason Oza, told a press conference.
Oza said the BA2 variant has been registered in Bolivia’s most populous provinces: La Paz and Cochabamba (central) and Santa Cruz (east).
However, he reported that in the past week there was an increase in the number of infections, although not directly related to BA2, but mainly with the onset of the local winter.
In this case, 718 cases were reported across the country in the past week, an increase of 331 from the previous week.
Bolivia, with a population of 11.5 million, has accumulated since the beginning of the epidemic (in March 2020), a total of 906,221 infections and 21,943 deaths.
* With AFP
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