COVID-19 cases in Argentina rise by record 6,127 to 148,027


Argentina has confirmed 6,127 new coronavirus cases across the country in the past 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak, with the total number of people infected with COVID-19 having reached 148,027, the country’s health ministry said.

A day earlier, Argentina recorded 5,782 new COVID-19 cases and 98 fatalities.
“Today, 6,127 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the total number of (COVID-19) positive tests in the country to 148,027,” the ministry said in a daily bulletin on late Thursday.

The death toll has increased by 110 to 2,702 within the same period of time.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 15.3 million people have been infected with the disease worldwide, with over 626,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.

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