17/05/2022

Argentina records nearly 9,000 new cases and 381 deaths as Latin America struggles to contain the virus.

Intensive care units in Buenos Aires are being kept busy with severe casesImage caption: Intensive care units in Buenos Aires are being kept busy with severe cases
More now from Argentina where health officials have confirmed a record 8,713 new cases of coronavirus and 381 more
deaths over 24 hours.
The health ministry has warned that although quarantine measures have been tightened in the capital Buenos Aires and its suburbs, cases are now increasing in other regions.
The province of Buenos Aires saw 5,656 of the new infections with Jujuy province the next worst affected with 352. Santa Fe had 209, Córdoba 208, Mendoza 172 and Entre Ríos 124.
In total, Argentina has seen more than 350,000 infections and 7,366 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University.
Latin America and Asia are the regions that currently have the highest number of daily confirmed cases.
Argentina recently joined Peru, Morocco and the United Arab Emirates in moving forward with clinical trials for a coronavirus vaccine developed by China National Biotec Group (CNBG).