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Chile exceeds 57,000 infections and has the highest number of daily deaths since the pandemic started

May 21, 2020

Chile surpassed 57,000 coronavirus cases this Thursday after registering the highest number of daily deaths since the pandemic started (45).

According to the Ministry of Health, this figure represents a death approximately every half an hour. Over the past few days, an average of 30 deaths per day have been verified.

“It is evident that the number of cases is increasing, which means that they will put pressure on the health network in a few days,” said Health Minister Jaime Mañalich.

Chile exceeds 57,000 infections and has the highest number of daily deaths since the pandemic started
Chile exceeds 57,000 infections and has the highest number of daily deaths since the pandemic started

In this sense, he underlined the importance of closer cooperation to end the contagion curve and called for public health to be strengthened. So he called for unity and lamented the “size of the enemy”.