Chile has added another 3,000 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, a high number that confirms the three-week “improvement” in the country’s contagion curve.
The Department of Health said on Thursday that 3,133 new cases had been registered last day, a total of 306,216, while there were 109 more COVID-19 deaths, of which 6,682 have already occurred.
Healthcare Networks Under Secretary of State Arturo Zúñiga said in a press conference that of a total of 24,612 cases are still active, including 1,999 in intensive care, 384 of which are serious, while 274,922 patients have overcome the disease.
“We have improved for 25 days,” said Health Minister Enrique Paris, stressing in particular that “confirmed cases have decreased by 36 percent in the past fortnight.” “However, we cannot stop trying,” he warned, quoted by the Chilean press.
Chile is the sixth country most affected by the pandemic and the third in the regional area. The president, Sebastián Piñera, declined to declare a national quarantine, but ordered the restriction by territory based on the occurrence of the virus in each of them.