The province has 20,883 active cases of coronavirus

Covid-19 testing station in Resistencia.

The Ministry of Public Health of Chaco reports that, with 2,988 new infections, until this Friday, January 14, 2022, 124,842 confirmed cases of coronavirus have been registered, of which 20,883 remain active.

In addition, 2,321 people died with the diagnosis of this disease and in the last 24 hours the death of a 75-year-old man living in the town of Barranqueras was reported.

In this framework, of the 20,883 cases of coronavirus that remain active throughout the province, 20,783 are patients with mild symptoms, 82 are moderate and there are 18 people in serious condition, admitted to intensive care units.

Bed occupancy rate in ARM (mechanical ventilation):

12.7% in the public subsector and 0% in the private subsector. Total: 10.9%.

Bed occupancy rate in ICU (intensive care unit) COVID:

22.9% in the public subsector and 3.2% in the private subsector. Total: 18.3%.

In how many days does a person stop infecting Omicron

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus was detected in November in Africa and in less than 2 months it spread throughout the world: it has already reached 149 countries. There is evidence to show that Ómicron has a substantial growth advantage over the Delta variant and has a doubling time of 2-3 days for community transmission.

If a person is infected with the Omicron variant today, they should be aware of how long the infection lasts and that it can infect others.

The Omicron variant is a more transmissible variant and generated an explosive increase in cases in most cities with community transmission. More than 312 million cases of Covid-19 have already been registered in the world, according to the World Health Organization. Since November, the circulation of Ómicron has grown until it becomes predominant and is displacing Delta.

Every time a person becomes infected, there is an incubation period, which is the time that elapses between infection by the virus and the appearance of symptoms of the disease. With the coronavirus there are cases of people who acquire the infection but do not have symptoms.

From the beginning of the pandemic, it was considered that the incubation period for coronavirus infection can range from 1 to 14 days, and on average around 5 days. For this reason, people who had been in close contact with a confirmed case were required to isolate themselves for more than 10 days. In the case of influenza, on the other hand, the incubation period is 2 days on average and ranges from 1 to 7. With Ómicron, the incubation period is two to three days.

The most common symptoms of Covid-19 are fever of 37.5 ° C, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, rhinitis / nasal congestion, muscle pain, headache, diarrhea or vomiting. Sudden loss of taste or smell can also occur. In those cases, it is necessary to isolate oneself and consult the health system of the locality where the person is.

And when does the affected person stop spreading the virus? “Today, based on the available evidence, it is known that 97% of people with coronavirus stop transmitting the virus after 7 days from the onset of symptoms. This change is due to the fact that the Omicron variant circulates and that a greater proportion of the population is already fully vaccinated. By being vaccinated, the risk of that person contaminating the virus if they become infected, ”explained Dr. Javier Farina, member of the Argentine Society of Infectology (SADI) and head of infectology at the Cuenca High Complexity Hospital. Alta, in Cañuelas, province of Buenos Aires.

It means that about seven days after symptoms appear, most people will no longer be contagious. That will happen as long as they no longer have symptoms. In the case in which the person has the virus but does not present symptoms, that is to say, that it is an asymptomatic case, it is considered that the virus stops spreading after 7 days of having carried out the PCR.

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