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Chile is another day among 2,000 daily infections, moving towards 390,000 cases

August 18, 2020

Chile has registered a further 1,300 cases of coronavirus in the last few hours, so that it is still one day below the 2,000 new positives and thus contains the contagion curve, although the South American country is already almost 390,000 infected.

The Ministry of Health has detailed that it counted an additional 1,336 cases and 33 deaths in those 24 hours, bringing the balance of the pandemic in the country to 388,885 infected people and 10,546 deaths.

Although the number of daily cases is high, it reflects an improvement over last week when, after several weeks of “slight improvement,” according to its Health Minister Enrique, Chile again counted more than 2,000 new positive results per day in Paris.

Chile is another day among 2,000 daily infections, moving towards 390,000 casesChile is another day among 2,000 daily infections, moving towards 390,000 cases

Of the total confirmed cases, 15,869 are still active, including 1,157 people admitted to the intensive care unit, 184 of them in critical condition, while another 362,440 have overcome the disease.

These figures confirm that Chile is one of the countries hardest hit by the pandemic. It ranks ninth in the world rankings and fifth at the regional level. Sebastián Piñera’s government refused to declare a national quarantine but declared the restriction by area.

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