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Here are Argentina’s COVID-19 hotspots

This article was published on The Essential on June 4th.

By | [email protected] | June 13, 2020 11:00am

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Much is being said lately on the irregular spread of the COVID-19 pandemic through Argentina, with some provinces almost fully re-opened while Buenos Aires fears the rise in cases could lead to a public health collapse. The following graphs paint a fuller picture.

As the maps show, most of the country’s recent cases (data is from the last week of May) have taken place in a very small chunk of Argentine territory: Buenos Aires City and the Greater BA area, with the capital posting by far the highest number of cases per million people, followed by Southern Greater BA and other outskirts of the city, all of which have more cases than any other province bar Chaco…