Argentina Registers 717 New COVID-19 Cases Within Past 24 Hours - Health Ministry

BUENOS AIRES (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 30th May, 2020) Argentina has confirmed record 717 new cases of the coronavirus across the country within the past 24 hours, with the total number of people infected with COVID-19 having reached 15,419, the national Ministry of Health said.

"Today, 717 new cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed, bringing the total number of [COVID-19] positive tests in the country to 15,419," the ministry said in a daily bulletin on late Friday.

The death toll has increased to 520 people within the same period of time.

A day earlier, the Latin American nation recorded 769 new COVID-19 cases.

The World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11. To date, more than 5.9 million people have been infected with the coronavirus worldwide, with over 364,000 fatalities, according to Johns Hopkins University.