Argentine President Alberto Fernández announced on Saturday that he had tested positive for COVID-19.
note: According to the “Wall Street Journal” report, Fernandez received his first dose of the Russian Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine on January 21 and the second dose on February 11.
- The president’s doctor, Federico Saavedra, said in a statement to the news media: “The clinical situation is mild. This is largely due to the protective effect of the vaccine.”
For the record: Argentina became the first United Nations country outside Russia in December last year and began to vaccinate people with Sputnik V vaccine.
- In a peer-reviewed analysis of a large clinical trial published in February last year, it was found that the vaccine showed nearly 92% efficacy in symptomatic COVID-1
- Two studies published last month found that people who are fully vaccinated can still be infected with the virus, although the virus is very rare.
Pass the numbers: According to the Wall Street Journal, Argentine health officials have administered a single coronavirus vaccine injection to approximately 7% of the 45 million population, while 1.5% have received two injections.
Big picture: According to Johns Hopkins, the number of COVID-19 cases in Argentina is increasing, with 82,100 cases reported in the past week.
- The Argentine government suspended flights from Brazil, Mexico and Chile last week to prevent variants of the coronavirus from entering the country.