Argentina reports 16,546 more COVID-19 cases, 381 deaths

2020-10-17 04:05:54 GMT2020-10-17 12:05:54(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

BUENOS AIRES, Oct. 16 (Xinhua) -- A total of 16,546 COVID-19 cases were reported in Argentina in the last 24 hours, taking the national count to 965,609, the Health Ministry said Friday.

Meanwhile, 381 more deaths were registered, bringing the nationwide tally to 25,723, the ministry said.

Of the new cases, 5,199 were confirmed in the province of Buenos Aires.

Currently, 4,346 patients are hospitalized in intensive care units, while 778,501 people have recovered, according to the ministry.

The Health Ministry said the number of COVID-19 infections in the country has increased dramatically while the situation in the capital and Buenos Aires province has stabilized. Enditem