The health authorities of the province of Tucumán (northern Argentina) ordered the preventive isolation for seven days of the Luz Médica Sanatorium, located in the provincial capital, where six cases of bilateral pneumonia whose origin is unknown were detected, official sources reported, which Two deaths were reported.
“We have detected six patients with bilateral pneumonia, of which one — belonging to health personnel — died last Monday, four are seriously hospitalized, and one is in home isolation,” the Minister of Health of the province, Luis Medina, before the second death became known. The first was that of a 45-year-old male patient who had comorbidities.
All those infected began to present symptoms between August 18 and 22 and have been tested for COVID-19, hantavirus, Influenza, Influenza A and even B, giving all negative tests. “Possibly it is an infectious etiological agent (a virus), and we must demonstrate that and find out what it is,” said the provincial Minister of Health, adding that since August 22 there have been no new patients with this condition.