The Minister of Public Health of Misiones, Oscar Alarcon, was admitted preventively this Tuesday at noon at the Ramón Madariaga Hospital, in Posadas, after testing positive for coronavirus.
Despite having received the two doses of the vaccine against Covid-19, the official, who belongs to the risk group for having a heart disease, was transferred to the health center with the aim of receiving better care and that his evolution is constantly monitored by doctors.
According to local media reported, the minister is “stable, lucid and with good oxygen saturation “.
In addition, the possibility of receiving the “application of recovered plasma and equine serum“, as supplied to his Culture counterpart, Joselo Schuap, in May of this year.
Alarcón had a swab performed following the indicated protocols, after having maintained close contact an an infected with coronavirus.
According to the latest medical report from the Ministry of Public Health, Misiones registered in the last 24 hours 178 infected, so the total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 25,835.
Likewise, the portfolio reported that there was four new fatalities of the virus (all of them with comorbidities) and the accumulated deaths are 496.
On the other hand, there are 23,673 people recovered from Covid-19, of which 187 were registered this Tuesday.
The good news for the province governed by Oscar Herrera Ahuad is that they arrived this Tuesday 31,200 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, which will be used to continue the vaccination campaign in Misiones.
In the midst of the Federal Plan for Immunizations against Covid-19, they have been applied so far 462,629 doses, of which 368,811 correspond to the first dose, while 93,818, to the second.