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This Friday the health authorities confirmed a new upswing in the number of confirmed cases in the country. Most were located in the City

Five deaths and 101 cases of patients with coronavirus were confirmed this Friday in the country, bringing the number of infected with the virus to 690, with 17 deaths., as reported by the Ministry of Health of the Nation.

Of the total number of confirmed cases this Friday, 43 of the patients are from the City of Buenos Aires, 36 from the province of Buenos Aires, 5 from Córdoba, 3 from Chaco, 6 in Tucumán, 9 from Santa Fe, 3 in Entre Ríos, 4 from Neuquén, 1 from Mendoza, 3 in Río Negro, 2 in Corrientes, 1 in Santiago de Estero and 1 in Misiones.

Of those confirmed, 56% are imported, 24.2% are close contacts of confirmed cases, and the rest are under epidemiological investigation.

The deceased are two men of 81 and 73 years, a woman of 72, all with a history of comorbidities, a 59-year-old man under study to determine the presence of comorbidities with a history of travel to Italy and a 70-year-old man with a history of travel. to the United States.

Quarantine impact

A week after decreed social, preventive and compulsory isolation, the City registers historical minimums of mobility, especially in the subway, with less than 20 thousand passengers per day.

“The most notorious and constant impact is seen in the subway, where historical lows of passengers transferred are being recorded, with less than 20 thousand passengers per day, 98% less than usual since on a typical day it can be used by more 1 million people, “said the City Government.
In a statement, he reported that “this deepened during the long weekend, when it had unprecedented values ​​with about 6 thousand passengers per day.”

“The train also reduced the number of people who use it by 90% and the group registered losses of 79%,” said the City.

Meanwhile, he explained that “the Buenos Aires highways are also at minimum values, since traffic remains 72% lower than usual according to AUSA data and during the weekend a phenomenon similar to that of the subway was experienced, with traffic values unprecedented in its more than thirty years of history. “

“The fall of the weekend touched peaks of 89% below when compared to a normal and normal day. This means that about 44 thousand vehicles passed daily, when on a normal day the circulation exceeds 400 thousand vehicles,” he added.

Regarding security, one week after the quarantine started, 282 people were detained and 1,325 others were delayed in different situations for violating the quarantine..

The Buenos Aires government intensifies the security operation through 131 controls carried out at the entrances to the City and strategic points in Buenos Aires, where 92 vehicles were hijacked.

The 13 entrances to the City that are open did not present conflicts and the operations were carried out within normal parameters, it was reported.

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