The Chilean Ministry of Health this Thursday reported the discovery of 1,758 new cases of COVID-19, a daily balance that brings confirmed infections to 416,501 since the pandemic began in the South American country, the eleventh most common in the world.
Of the most recently confirmed cases, the majority (1,275) correspond to patients who have already had symptoms of the disease. Authorities estimate that there are around 15,670 active cases in Chile where 11,422 people have already lost their lives, 78 more than on Wednesday.
In addition, 940 people remain in intensive care units in the hospital, of which 686 are ventilated 1 and 125 are in critical condition, according to the agency.
The Chilean government has expressed concern about the risks posed by the national holidays, the usual date for meetings. For this reason, between September 18 and 20, only meetings of a maximum of five people in closed rooms and up to ten people in open places will be approved.