A new date. The Buenos Aires City government is already working on the hypothesis that the already infamous "peak of the curve" of coronavirus infections could arrive in the nation's capital between the last week of May and the first week of June, according to a rise in the number of people infected in the last few days.
But, as has been the case for some time now, two new hypotheses cannot be ruled out. The first is that this new date will arrive in mid-June. The second: that the growth that has begun to be verified in these days is not exponential and that it only forms a higher plateau.
The latest numbers reveal that on Tuesday, April 28, 70 new cases were detected and three deaths occurred in the Federal Capital. In addition, 17 non-resident patients were hospitalised in the city.
This brings the total number of infected people hospitalised to 1,423, of which 1,089 are porteños or residents. To date, 73 have died.
Among other conclusions, City Health Minister Fernán Quirós has also been following the rate of infections per person. Health officials have speculated that there may have been an increase in how quickly the virus is spreading, following an increase in infections at nursing homes and among staff working at hospitals and clinics. The worst is yet to come, was the general conclusion.
As of now, there is still no clear date on the horizon at which the City government about when they will start lifting quarantine measures. The last few weeks has seen a sustained rise in the number of infections, with the most recent peak recorded on April 24, when 79 new confirmed cases were registered.