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Argentina breaks COVID-19 case record as daily infections near 100,000

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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina broke its record for COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, approaching 100,000 daily cases as it faces a third wave of the pandemic, driven by the highly infectious Omicron variant. But the record of 95,159 officially confirmed cases, coming in the middle of the Southern Hemisphere summer holiday season with tourist centers full of travelers, has not translated into a similar exponential rise in COVID-related deaths, which totaled 52. “We do not have a strong impact on intensive therapy units and less in terms of deaths,” the chief of staff of the Ministry of Hea…

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