The Chilean health authorities announced this Sunday 98 new deaths from COVID-19 and it has almost reached a total of 7,000, while the country is advancing in a future plan of unconfinement while implanting new quarantines due to the uneven evolution of the pandemic in different parts of the country.
The undersecretary of Health, Paula Daza, explained in the daily press conference from the Palacio de La Moneda, headquarters of the Executive, that the “improvement continues to advance” at the national level despite the contagion in the north of the country. .
“We have seen how the number of active cases has decreased in eleven regions of the country (from 17). We have also seen that in the Metropolitan region (to which Santiago belongs), where we had a significant increase in cases, it has decreased by 40% in the last two weeksDaza said.
In total, the South American country registers 6,979 deaths (with a positive PCR test and registered in the Civil Registry) reported in the government’s daily account, although the weekly epidemiological report presented last Saturday accounts for 7,743 deaths confirmed by COVID-19 and another 3,484 suspects, that would add more than 10,000 deaths from the pandemic.
Regarding infections, the country registered 3,012 new cases in the last 24 hours, reaching 315,041 affected since the first patient with SARS-CoV-2 was detected on March 3.
In total, 283,902 patients have already been recovered and 24,166 cases are active.
The situation of the hospital system is slowly alleviating after the maximum stress to which it was subjected in May and June, especially in Santiago and the Metropolitan region, where the largest number of cases are registered in the entire country.
1,995 people are admitted to intensive care units, of which 350 are in critical condition.
“This situation has been decreasing, as have the cases we have seen in the last three weeks.”, Stated the undersecretary of Assistance Networks, Arturo Zúñiga, who reported the availability of 466 fans.
The evolution of the coronavirus in Chile is inequality, with two regions in the south of the country (Aysén and Los Ríos) ready to begin a gradual lack of control this Monday, while in the north the authorities decreed new quarantines for a week in the towns of Arica and Rengo, near the border with Peru.
These announced restrictions are added to the many in force for weeks in various regions of the central zone of Chile, where the quarantines remain in force in important cities such as Valparaíso, Viña del Mar, Rancagua or the capital itself, with some neighborhoods confined for more four months.
Since mid-March, Chile has been under a state of emergency due to catastrophe, night curfew and closed borders, as well as schools and businesses that are not essential.
The data at the world level places the southern country as the seventh in the world with the highest number of infections by COVID-19, surpassing countries with a considerably higher population such as Italy, the United Kingdom or Mexico, according to statistics from the United States. Universidad Johns Hopkins.
With information from EFE
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