After the start of the vaccination plan in the City of Buenos Aires, its Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós explained that they are “in a position to vaccinate in 20 days to all risk groups“but that depend on the arrival of Sputnik V doses from Russia and the distribution of the National government:” We are adapting the implementation according to the confirmation of the delivery of vaccines. “
At a press conference, Quirós referred to the delay in the delivery of the vaccines. Although he declared that he understands “the difficulties of getting them” and of “immediate delivery”, he assured that has “confidence” that in the next few days “improve the pace” on the arrival of the Sputnik V.
“We would like to have a faster access to vaccines“, stated the minister from Parque Patricios.
And he assured: “As each shipment arrives, we will quickly apply them with the speed that we have been doing, we are a district that injected all the vaccines we have received”.
Along the same lines, he explained that “in the City there are 1.2 million people who meet the criteria of any of the six stages and we have designed a vaccination plan that has the capacity to be applied over 20 days, especially the first component and then wait for the second dose. “
In recent weeks, the minister insisted that the City’s plan is to vaccinate risk groups first: “First health workers, then those over 70 years of age who are in institutions, and then all essential workers who are on display. “
He also stated that “there are many people in the City who would like to be vaccinated and there is no access to the vaccine.” He also considered that “there is an anguish in the public about who can get vaccinated and who cannot.”
The numbers of the coronavirus in the City
A total of 993 new cases and 3 deaths from coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours in the City of Buenos Aires, which raised the number of infected to 218,916 and 6,468 the number of deaths in the district since the arrival of the pandemic.
Meanwhile, the occupation of intensive therapy beds is 27.7%, the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health reported this morning in the daily report on the health situation.
In addition, it was specified that, in the public health system, 125 beds are currently occupied with people in serious condition out of a total of 450 available for patients in this situation.
In moderate cases, the occupancy is 18% (271 out of 1,500 available) and in light cases, 2.7% (138 out of 5,000).
The part of the Buenos Aires government this Wednesday added that 896 patients were discharged yesterday, which adds up to 188,579 people recovered since the beginning of the pandemic.
The health system reported 702 new cases of coronavirus corresponding to non-residents in the City, with which the accumulated total reached 158,884 with 4 deaths (2,018 accumulated) and 498 were discharged (141,798 accumulated).