Argentina records 8,300 new COVID-19 cases

Argentina targets probable COVID-19 cases to contain outbreak

Argentina reported 8,300 new COVID-19 cases and 123 related deaths on Wednesday, bringing the national counts to 2,269,877 and 54,946 respectively.

So far, a total of 3,357,772 people have been vaccinated against the novel coronavirus in the South American nation with 2,722,622 having got the first dose and 635,150 the second.

Some 4,190,015 doses have been distributed throughout the country since the vaccination campaign began on Dec. 29, 2020.

At a press conference, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti ruled out the possibility of new lockdowns to curb the spread of the virus, but said some restrictions could be applied, including reducing the “mobility of people during a certain time slot.”

“We have been on alert for weeks, not only because of the situation in Argentina but also because of the global situation,” she said.

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