Argentina’s COVID-19 cases hit 2,033,060, death toll nears 50,500

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BUENOS AIRES, Feb. 16 (Xinhua) — Argentina on Tuesday reported 4,003 new COVID-19 cases and 106 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 2,033,060 and the death toll to 50,432, the health authorities said.

Since the first case was detected on March 3, 2020, some 1,838,291 people infected with the virus have recovered, the health ministry said.

On Wednesday, the first batch of the Covishield vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India is set to arrive in Argentina, the ministry said.

Argentina has been applying the Russian Sputnik V vaccine since Dec. 29 to its healthcare workers and aims to expand its vaccination drive.

On Wednesday, the capital city of Buenos Aires will be the country’s first district to begin the 2021 school year with in-person classes.

Argentina will kept lockdown measures till Feb. 28 to curb the spread of the virus. Enditem

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