Argentina COVID-19 cases top 2 million

Kinesiologist Maria Luz Porra puts on a mask shield before checking patients suffering from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in an intensive care unit of a hospital, on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina October 16, 2020. REUTERS/Agustin Marcarian

 Argentina registered 7,739 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the national tally to 2,001,034, the health ministry said.

The ministry also reported 109 more deaths from the disease, bringing the nationwide death toll to 49,674.

A total of 1,798,120 patients have recovered so far, while 153,240 cases remain active. Having registered a total of 835,204 cases since the pandemic broke out in March last year; the province of Buenos Aires remains the hardest-hit region in the South American country.

Argentina has extended its social, preventive and mandatory distancing measures until February 28.

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