From seven departments at health risk, to the entire red province in less than a week

If we compare the epidemiological maps of the province corresponding to January 9, 10 and 13, we can see how in an accelerated way Salta step of painting its territorymostly yellow to a red that represents a high risk.

Transmission risk map in the Province of Salta, published on January 9, 2021.

With the update of the health map we can see Salta dyed red. What’s more, Capital, Cerrillos, La Caldera and Rosario de Lerma are in epidemiological and health alarm. “This classification includes those departments where intensive care bed occupancy is greater than or equal to 80%,” explained the head of the Epidemiological Surveillance Program, Francisco García Campos.

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Map presented on January 10, 2021.

On January 9, seven departments were classified as high risk: “30% of the political division of the province is at high health risk, while 57% with medium risk and 13% with low risk”, the official said at that time..

Just 24 hours later, García Campos declared, when presenting the new map, that: “The epidemiological situation due to COVID-19 is complex, we have 20 departments with high health risk and three with medium risk. To date there is none classified in the low risk category.

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Map published on January 14, 2021.

Today the situation is complex, 19 departments are classified as high health risk and four have a health alarm.

The Map is composed according to the health risk of each area and considering the colors that Salta presents, The Ministry of Public Health urged the population to strengthen care to prevent the spread of the virus and decrease the contagion curve.

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