WORLD Argentina reports 24,801 new cases of COVID-19

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Argentina reports 24,801 new cases of COVID-19

Xinhua

09:48, May 24, 2021

BUENOS AIRES, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Argentina reported 24,801 new COVID-19 cases, taking the national tally to 3,539,484, the Ministry of Health said Sunday.

A woman holds her vaccination certificate after being vaccinated with the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against COVID-19 as she is photographed by a man, at the Lanus National University in Buenos Aires, on May 23, 2021. (File photo: CFP)

The ministry said 375 more deaths were logged, bringing the death toll to 74,063.

There are currently 358,472 active cases with 6,214 patients in intensive care units, said the ministry.

More than 11.1 million doses of vaccines have been administered since the country began its inoculation campaign in December 2020, and over 2.4 million people have received two doses, according to the ministry.

Argentina began a nine-day confinement period on Saturday due to the exponential growth of cases, restricting circulation in all areas that are at "high risk" until May 30.

Face-to-face educational, sports and religious activities have been suspended, and only essential shops may remain open.

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