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Chile adds nearly 6,000 cases of coronavirus in a single day and estimates the number of infected to be 148,000

June 10, 2020

The Chilean Ministry of Health reported this Wednesday that nearly 6,000 new cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in a single day, increasing the total number of deaths to 148,496.

Health chief Jaime Mañalich has stated that 5,737 new infections have been confirmed in the last 24 hours, of which 5,226 showed symptoms and another 511 were asymptomatic.

The death toll, however, is 2,475 after 192 more deaths have occurred since yesterday. Mañalich has indicated that this latest data has updated the death toll since last Friday.

Chile adds nearly 6,000 cases of coronavirus in a single day and estimates the number of infected to be 148,000Chile adds nearly 6,000 cases of coronavirus in a single day and estimates the number of infected to be 148,000

The Under Secretary of State for Public Health, Arturo Zúñiga, has said that 1,590 patients have been admitted to intensive care units, 1,354 of whom have assisted breathing and another 365 are in critical condition.