Chile registers more than 35,000 cases of Covid-19, a new record | News


The Chilean health authorities reported 35,197 new Covid-19 infections this Thursday, a figure that constitutes a record for the second consecutive day and exceeds the 29,844 infections of the previous date by more than 5,000 cases.


Chile records absolute record number of Covid-19 cases

They detail from the Ministry of Health of the South American country that said figure places the positivity rate at 23.06 percent, this being slightly lower in the metropolitan region with 22.86 percentage points; while the total number of active cases is 118,427.

This growing trend is fundamentally due to the expansion of the Omicron variant of the Sars-Cov-2 virus during the current year; also computing 82 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Indicators that place that nation since the beginning of the pandemic with 2,258,005 infections, and 39,824 deaths; being the regions with the highest growth in terms of infections in the last week Los Lagos, Ñuble, Maule and Biobío; while Coquimbo, Antofagasta, Magallanes and Valparaíso show the greatest positivity.

Likewise, in terms of hospitalizations, the health entity details that 524 patients are in Intensive Care Units (ICU), of which 400 required assisted ventilation; while there is availability of another 269 beds for people in critical condition, in addition to their region of residence.

In this sense, and despite the fact that the health system is not collapsed, authorities in the northern Macro Zone of the country have issued alerts about the saturation of several hospital centers.

Despite the complex scenario that the country is experiencing, no new sanitary restrictions have been established, since no municipality is under total quarantine. Of course, capacity capacities have been reduced in restaurants and other closed centers in some locations.

To contain the current pandemic wave, the Chilean government continues to promote the vaccination campaign, with the start of the fourth dose or second booster for immunosuppressed people and health personnel.

Chile has immunized almost 93 percent of the population, some 19 million inhabitants, with some anticovid drug; in addition to administering more than 12.4 million doses corresponding to the first booster.

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