Chile registered less than 2,000 daily Covid-19 cases after reporting 1,656 new infections in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,606,358 cases, Health Minister Enrique Paris said on Friday.

In a statement, the official added that 83 more deaths were also recorded, bringing the total to 34,875, Xinhua reported.

Eleven of the country’s 16 regions reported a positivity rate under or equal to 3 per cent, according to Paris.

Since early June, Chile has seen a constant drop in the number of cases coinciding with the national vaccination process against Covid-19, which in several regions has fully immunized over 80 per cent of the population.

Chile will open its borders on Monday for locals and foreign residents who are fully vaccinated.

–IANS

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