Officials confirmed Tuesday night that 86 new cases of the novel Covid-19 coronavirus had been diagnosed in Argentina over the last 24 hours – the highest daily figure of the pandemic to date.In total, 387 individuals have now been infected with the virus, the Health Ministry said in a statement.There have been six fatalities to date. Earlier on Tuesday, officials confirmed that two other individuals had lost their lives –a 71-year-old man in Mar del Plata, Buenos Aires Province, and a 53-year-old male in Resistencia, Chaco Province. The former had recently travelled to Spain, while the second individual had been in close contact with someone confirmed as having been infected by the virus.Of the new cases, at least 30 involve patients in Buenos Aires City, with another 30 from Buenos Aires Province. Clearing banks freed to pay salaries during quarantine Read more…Clearing banks freed to pay salaries during quarantine Nine more are in Chaco, seven were registered inCórdoba, four in Tierra del Fuego, three in Santa Fe, with single cases recorded in La Pampa, Neuquén and Santa Cruz.According to a statement from theHealth Ministry, “of the 86 confirmed cases this Tuesday, 41 correspond topeople with a history of travel to areas withcommunity transmission, while 20 are close contacts of confirmed cases,[while] 25 are under investigation to determine theepidemiological background.”– TIMES/PERFIL/NA related news Technicians analyse an average of 200 samples per day. Between 8 and 10 percent are positive. Six provinces begin testing to detect coronavirus Quarantined Argentines use balconies, networks to remember 1976 coup 28 year-old arrested in Buenos Aires for ‘hunting Pokémons’ As across Argentina, the streets of Mar del Plata have fallen silent as authorities struggle to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Coronavirus death toll rises to six with fatalities in Mar del Plata, Chaco