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Argentina reports 8,362 new COVID-19 cases

24 Jan 2021, 12:44 GMT+10

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) -- Argentina registered 8,362 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the national tally to 1,862,192, the health ministry said.

The ministry also reported 162 more deaths from the disease, bringing the nationwide death toll to 46,737.

The province of Buenos Aires has registered a total of 776,538 cases and 3,265 deaths, and remained the most affected region in the South American country since the disease broke out in March last year.

The Argentine government has extended mandatory social distancing measures till Jan. 31.

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