Today, the Secretary for Access to Health, Carla Vizzotti, highlighted with respect to the Vaccination Campaign implemented that “in Argentina we are in the seventh week. 1,173,115 doses have already been distributed in the country and 391,975 doses of the first component and 241,662 of the second component have been reported, so more than 240,000 people have completed their vaccination schedule. “
The secretary pointed out that 350 thousand doses of the Sputnik V vaccine have been distributed in all jurisdictions during the last long weekend and that, yesterday, 580,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine from the AstraZeneca laboratory arrived in our country. Indian origin, and will be distributed between the 19 and 20 of the current 530,000 doses in all jurisdictions.
Regarding the surveillance of vaccine safety, the reports of events related temporarily to the 11th of this month are 19,014, of which 97 percent are related to vaccination, 99.4 percent are mild to moderate and the most are myalgia, headache, pain at the injection site.
On the other hand, there are 1.3 percent of programmatic errors, 0.6 percent have vaccination anxiety, 0.5 percent are unrelated events, and 0.5 are under investigation.
Vizzotti remarked: “We always continue to work on all the axes: what is the information for action and recommendations to the population, vaccination and its progress and information regarding the safety of vaccination.”
Epidemiological situation of COVID-19
The Undersecretary of Health Strategies, Alejandro Costa, referred to the national epidemiological situation and reported that 6,064 new cases of COVID-19 and a number of confirmed accumulated cases of 2,039,124 were reported yesterday. The percentage of variation in cases in the last week is 1.9 percent, the incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants is 4,472 cases, and the incidence rate for the last fourteen days is 151.
The accumulated quantitative total of deaths is 50,616, with a mortality percentage in the previous 7 days is 1.9 percent and a rate per 100,000 inhabitants of 1,110 people.
There are currently 145,630 active cases, 1,842,878 people have been recovered and the number of PCR tests performed is 6,947,674. The percentage of positivity of diagnostic tests is 34.5 percent and is in decline.