Argentina identifies record number of coronavirus infections in 24 hours

# 10:09
23 July 2020

Argentinian doctors identified 5,782 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, the highest daily increase since the pandemic began, the national health ministry said Wednesday, APA reports citing TASS.

The total number of confirmed infections reached 141,900. Most new cases are reported from the province of Buenos Aires (3,801), followed by Buenos Aires itself (1,390).

The previous record-high number was set on Tuesday (5,344). Previously, the country had fewer than 4,600 new cases recorded daily.

Over the past 24 hours, 98 patients with coronavirus died. Overall, 2,588 people died from virus-related causes in Argentina.