Argentina reports 5,944 new cases of COVID-19

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 reported 5,944 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the national tally to 2,060,625, the health ministry said.

The ministry also reported 122 more deaths from the disease, taking the nationwide death toll to 51,122.

A total of 1,861,433 patients have recovered so far, while 148,070 cases remain active, it said. Argentina has extended its social, preventive and mandatory distancing measures until Feb. 28. 

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