The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, recommended strengthening vaccination and routine care, such as the use of a chinstrap and cross ventilationIn the face of an increase in coronavirus cases, which was 3.8 times higher across the country than last week.
“Cases of COVID-19 have been rising for four weeks, and have increased 3.8 times in the week before that. Our recommendation in this context is to strengthen vaccination and general care,” the minister said.
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This Sunday, the Ministry of Health reported nine deaths and 12,609 infections from the coronavirus in Argentina.
,For now, the increase in cases has not translated into a significant increase in hospitalizations or deaths., this is because The protection provided by vaccines is very strongVizzotti reported.
And he added: “The best way to maintain that protection is with a booster dose: this is why what has been seen in recent weeks is so important, with the increase in the application of boosters in vaccinations across the country.” . We have to continue on this path.”
The minister said thatPeople who were last vaccinated more than four months ago can get a new dose,
“Reinforcement (whether it is the first, second or third) is Especially important for people over 50 And for people with at-risk conditions,” he warned.
“In addition, we have learned some care that we always recommend and that, in the context of an increase in cases, it is good to start again: cross-ventilation of the atmosphere, use of masks in closed spaces and frequent hand wash,” he said.
,The current situation is incomparable with the time we lived when there was no vaccine And we were all susceptible. Therefore, Every time they ask if there are going to be sanctions, we answer ‘no’ And we will continue to work with all provinces to respond as always,” Vizzotti concluded.