Chile reports 2,895 new cases of Covid-19 and 27 deaths

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Chile reported 2,895 cases of Covid-19 and 27 deaths in the last 24 hours amid an outbreak of infections in the country, the Ministry of Health (Minsal) has reported.

With these figures, the accumulated number of infections rose to 1,706,622, with 37,841 deaths.

Minsal said in a statement on Saturday that the positivity rate in the country in the last 24 hours reached 3.36 per cent after the results of 82,419 tests were analyzed, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Santiago Metropolitan Region has reached a positivity rate of 4 per cent, while the regions with the highest increase in new cases of Covid-19 over the course of the week were Aysen, Biobio, Magallanes, and La Araucania.

According to official figures, the number of Covid-19 patients increased 7 per cent in the last seven days and 43 per cent in the last 14 days, with active cases totaling 11,896.

Meanwhile, 517 people were hospitalized in intensive care units, of which 422 are on ventilators.

–IANS

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