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Revista Argentina de Salud Pública

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GONZALEZ, Malena et al. COVID-19 and social vulnerability: descriptive study about a case series in Gran Buenos Aires. Rev. argent. salud pública [online]. 2021, vol.13, suppl.1, pp.3-3. ISSN 1852-8724.


: To describe the evolution of the COVID-19 confirmed cases that reside in the Gran Buenos Aires, locating them in areas with different social characteristics categorized by socio-territorial vulnerability, since the beginning of the pandemic until July 15th of 2020.


: Descriptive study of transverse cut. Variables of gender, age, disease evolution and domicile were analyzed and categorized through the socio-territorial vulnerability index (STVI).


: Most cases are in the age range between 20 and 59 years, 48% was female. 47% of the study cases were from vulnerable areas. 28% of the confirmed cases required hospitalization. The 3.8% of the total confirmed cases reached intensive care. Non-vulnerable cases had a greater need for intensive care. The fatality rate was 3,5%, higher in men and residents of non-vulnerable areas, showing a statistically significant difference in relation to those belonging to vulnerable areas. A statistically significant excess fatality was observed in those under 60 years of age.


: A higher risk was observed in ICU admissions and fatality in the non-vulnerable population group.

Keywords : Social vulnerability; Coronavirus infection; Clinical Evolution; Argentina.

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