May 21, 2022

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Corona virus: 20% reduction in new cases of COVID-19 in Chile

Chile Added 3,880 new infections in the last 24 hours COVID-19, A very low number recorded over a semester on a Saturday and a number indicating that a severe wave of infection that has lasted more than three months is starting to leave the country.

Since March, the country has been mired in epidemics that have put the health system on the ropes and forced more than 90% of the population to be shut down in April. However, last week it recorded a decrease of more than 20% in new cases.

National positive rate, number of positive test results COVID-19 For every 100 PCR tests performed, it is 5.2%, the lowest rate in more than half a year since more than 70,000 tests were performed last year.

With 3 880 new cases COVID-19 And 164 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total outbreak of the epidemic was 1.56 million infections and 32,973 deaths.

Removing restrictions

With the slight improvement in the epidemiological situation, the authorities announced the removal of isolation in dozens of municipalities. ChileThis restriction now affects less than 10% of the population, including most capital areas.

The deregulation occurs parallel to the country of delta variation, and accordingly highly contagious World Health Organization (WHO), Two of which have already been confirmed in the last week.

In the last 24 hours, 2,885 patients have been admitted to the intensive care units, indicating that there are 287 beds in the intensive care units across the country.

About the vaccine, Chile Has used one of the most successful procedures in the world, reaching more than 80% of the target population today in a single dose and 71% in two doses, most of which are Chinese laboratory Sinovak.

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Meanwhile, the country maintains closed borders, a curfew from 10pm to 5am (local time) and a state of emergency due to the disaster until next October.

(With information from EFE)

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