While the great attention is being carried by the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), in the City of Buenos Aires there are no longer growing cases of dengue and there are already 5,909 people infected, although it is not ruled out that there may be many more. According to the latest epidemiological bulletin of the Ministry of Health of Buenos Aires, most confirmed cases (94.8%) they did not travel to an area with viral circulation, meaning that the contagion was local. While 309 people did (represent 5.2%).
The report details that «it is noted that in 2020 the volume of notifications far exceeds the 2019 season». However, it clarifies that «the situation of the Covid-19 pandemic does not give a full idea of surveillance, either due to lack of consultation or due to difficulties of the services in reporting cases». So far this year «the reporting peaks of previous years» were exceeded, although «without regard to the 2016 epidemic year», when total cases reached 6,241.In addition, the report reported that since the beginning of the year, 379 hospitalizations with confirmed or probable diagnosis were recorded in the City with confirmed or probable diagnosis from diseases related to the Aedes aegypti mosquito. So far, there was only one dengue dead in the City. It is a 71-year-old man who lived in Commune 11 and died five days after having the first symptoms. Although dengue casis are recorded throughout the city, the most affected neighborhood is Flores, followed by Barracas, Soldati, Vélez Sarsfield and Villla Lugano.