Tue, 11 May 2021

Argentina surpasses 2.5 mln cases of COVID-19

11 Apr 2021, 09:30 GMT+10

BUENOS AIRES, April 10 (Xinhua) -- The Argentinean Ministry of Health reported on Saturday that the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country has risen to 2,517,300, with 57,647 deaths.

Over the last day, 297 new deaths were reported along with 19,419 new cases.

There are currently 241,870 active cases in the country, according to the ministry, with 2,217,783 people having recovered from the disease, though 3,761 patients are hospitalized in intensive care.

Starting on Friday, authorities prohibited the movement of people between 0:00 and 6:00 local time, and ordered the closure of bars and restaurants between 23:00 and 6:00 local time.

The Security Ministry reported on Saturday that it had deployed forces throughout the country to monitor compliance with measures restricting movement.

Argentina began its vaccination campaign against COVID-19 on Dec. 29 and has so far administered 5,282,763 doses of vaccine.

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