Catamarca registered a death by coronavirus and 74 new cases in the last 24 hours, according to the official part released this Saturday night. Due to the increase in infections, Tinogasta regressed to the Red Stage of Coexistence and tightened restrictions in the district. The previous day Paclín had done the same.
The fatal victim is a 90 year old woman a native of the provincial capital, she had a history of high blood pressure, breast and colon cancer and hydronephrosis.
She was hospitalized for 12 days at the Carlos Malbrán Hospital in the same city, with a picture of severe pneumonia due to Covid-19, Detailed in its report of the day the COE for the Prevention of Coronavirus and Dengue.
The death toll since the start of the pandemic, in March, now amounts to 27.
The contagion curve, meanwhile, showed no modifications since for the second consecutive day there were 74 positives.
Of those infected that were detected this Thursday, 39 are from the department Capital, nine of Old Valley, nine of Andalgalá, eight of Tinogasta, four of Fray Mamerto Esquiú, three of Peace, one of Santa Maria and the remaining of Ambato.
For the eight confirmed cases in the last 24 hours in Tinogasta, all close contacts of a contagion diagnosed on Friday, local authorities decided tighten restrictions on the entirety of that district and go from the Yellow Stage of Coexistence to the Red, from hour 0 of this Saturday until January 31 inclusive.
Official report of coronavirus cases in Catamarca corresponding to this Saturday.
The positives this Saturday were diagnosed in the province as follows: 44 by PCR tests, 17 by antigen tests and 13 by epidemiological link.
Even with the escalation of infections, Catamarca continues as the third province in the country that accumulates fewer cases, after Misiones and Formosa: carries a total of 4,930.
In the last 24 hours, 247 coronavirus tests were performed and there were 74 recovered patients: 66 live in San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca, five in Fray Mamerto Esquiú and three in Valle Viejo. A total of 3,442 people have already overcome Covid-19.
Meanwhile, active cases (people with the disease) they dropped to 1,461.
At Carlos Malbrán Hospital from the provincial capital, the reference center for treating the infected, there are 12 Covid-19 patients admitted to intensive care, eight of them with mechanical ventilation.
Throughout the Catamarca health system the ICU bed occupancy reaches 40%, While the use of respirators is 22% of the total equipment installed.