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Argentina’s Covid Outbreak Worsens With 47% of Tests Positive

  • Nearly one in two people tested in Argentina are positive
  • Argentina passed Chile to have 10th-most cases globally
Argentina surpassed Chile with overall cases this week

After more than five months of strict lock-downs, Argentina’s coronavirus crisis is only getting worse, piling the problems onto a government that just restructured billions of dollars of debt.

Almost 47% of people tested get a positive result back. The higher the rate, the more testing is needed to detect, trace and isolate infections. The World Health Organization suggests nations push the rate below 5% for several weeks before reopening their economies.