Spike in COVID-19 Cases Observed in Argentina According to Ministry of Health
© AP Photo / Natacha PisarenkoA nurse gives a shot of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine for COVID-19 to a health worker inside River Plate stadium in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021.
© AP Photo / Natacha Pisarenko
BUENOS AIRES, (Sputnik) - The number of coronavirus cases has increased sharply over the past week in Argentina, according to data from the country's Ministry of Health.
In the previous week, Argentina reported a total of 12,609 confirmed COVID-19 cases, which is four times as much as in the week before, when the country had 3,323 confirmed cases, the ministry said on Sunday.
The COVID-19 death rate in Argentina has remained the same over the past two weeks (8-9 deaths a week).
In October, Argentina completed phase one trials of its own coronavirus vaccine, which is expected to get approved next year.