The country has recorded a total of 76,553 cases in the past seven days, the sixth highest total in the world after India, the US, Brazil, France and Spain. However, the per capita rate of cases during this period was 172 higher than in any of these countries.
In the Americas, only Aruba and Costa Rica reported more cases per capita than Argentina during this period.
The rising numbers reflect how the virus can spiral out of control if mitigation efforts are eased. Argentina, which introduced one of Latin America's toughest bans in March, now appears to be doing worse than countries like Brazil and Mexico, which have grappled with devastating outbreaks.
However, they can also reflect inconsistencies in data reporting that can tarnish the picture of the viruses. Federico Tiberti, a Princeton graduate student who analyzes coverage of coronavirus data in Argentina, pointed out that 80 of the 390 deaths reported in the country on Thursday were deaths for more than a month as officials made their backlog .
The delay in registering deaths increases the possibility that the virus has spread more across the country than thought in recent weeks.
Argentina has recorded a total of 678,266 cases and 14,766 deaths, according to a Times database
In other international news:
The Mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin asked elderly people to stay at home and companies to turn to remote work as infections increase in the city. He noted doctors' concerns about the pairing of the pandemic and the upcoming flu season and warned that a full lockdown could follow if orders were not taken seriously.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday that Canada would contribute Canadian $ 440 million to COVAX, a global vaccine production in which the World Health Organization is involved. The prime minister also announced that the country has agreed to buy up to 20 million doses of a proposed vaccine from AstraZeneca, leaving the 37 million nation in agreement to purchase 282 million doses of six different proposed vaccines.
South Korea announced new social distancing guidelines on Friday as millions of people prepared to travel to their hometown during one of the country's biggest holidays. The Chuseok Holiday runs from Wednesday through October 4 and presents a new challenge for health officials struggling to contain cases. From Monday onwards, no community celebrations with more than 50 people indoors and more than 100 people outdoors can be held in the villages. Facilities for entertainment, including drinking, will be closed in provincial cities.
The United Nations warned of the worst flooding Sudan In three decades, multiple health facilities, hundreds of schools, the homes of nearly 830,000 people and many farms had damaged or destroyed just before the harvest, which disrupted the country's pandemic.
Participation in the French Open The tennis tournament, which starts on Sunday, will be limited to 1,000 spectators per day as part of tightened restrictions in France, which recorded an average of almost 12,000 new cases per day over the past week.
The reporting was written by Livia Albeck-Ripka, Pam Belluck, Choe Sang-Hun, Emily Cochrane, Johnny Diaz, Michael Gold, Emma Goldberg, Joseph Goldstein, Antonella Francini, Rebecca Halleck, Winnie Hu, Mike Ives, Isabel Kershner and Juliana Kim . Andrew E. Kramer, Dan Levin, Donald G. McNeil Jr., Sarah Mervosh, Raphael Minder, Saw Nang, Richard C. Paddock, Azi Paybarah, Bryan Pietsch, Daniel Politi, Alan Rappeport, Simon Romero, Mitch Smith, Liam Stack, Daniel E. Slotnik, Anna Schaverien, Eliza Shapiro, Jeanna Smialek, Mitch Smith, Eileen Sullivan, Michael Weine, Elaine Yu, Mihir Zaveri and Karen Zraick.