Tue, 18 Jan 2022

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Argentina registered 134,439 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a new record of daily infections, bringing the national tally to 6,533,635, the Ministry of Health reported Tuesday.

The figure exceeded the previous record set on Friday, when 110,533 cases were registered in a single day.

The health ministry also reported 52 deaths from the disease in the same period of time, bringing the number of fatalities to 117,595.

The South American country is facing a third COVID-19 wave due to the Delta and Omicron variants.

Meanwhile, Health Minister Carla Vizzotti headed a virtual meeting of federal and provincial health authorities and recommended the isolation of close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases according to their vaccination status.

In addition, Argentina continues its vaccination campaign, with 80,148,330 doses administered across the country as of Tuesday.

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