Argentina Surpasses One Million Covid-19 Cases Despite Record Quarantine

Where the virus is appearing is also shifting. Initially, up to 90 percent of the confirmed cases were in metropolitan Buenos Aires. Today, 65 percent of Argentina’s cases are in its provinces and even faraway places like Ushuaia.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the extreme end of Argentina in a city known as “The End of the World,” where many thought they might be spared from the worst of the coronavirus pandemic. Sitting far from Buenos Aires, health workers in Ushuaia were initially able to contain a small outbreak among foreigners hoping to catch boats to the Antarctic at the start of the crisis.

But as Argentina passed 1 million virus cases (and 26,716 deaths) on Monday, it is now smaller cities like Ushuaia that are seeing some of the most notable upticks. Doctors have had to . . .

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