Argentina’s total COVID-19 infections near 800,000

Buenos Aires, Oct 5 (Xinhua) — Argentina’s total COVID-19 infections is approaching 800,000, while national death toll has surpassed 21,000, the country’s health ministry said Sunday. According to the ministry, 7,668 new infections and 223 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total caseload and death toll to 798,486 and 21,018, respectively. Buenos Aires, the largest province in the South American country, has so far registered 435,934 infections, remaining the most affected among all provinces. Argentina is under quarantine by a presidential decree from March 20 to Oct. 11 to mitigate the spread of the pandemic, with only industrial and business activities permitted.


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