Chile reported the lowest number of new coronavirus cases in 2021

With this balance, the total number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic amounted to 1,601,858, while the number of deaths reached 34,569 after registering 30 deaths associated with the disease.

The improvements are also reflected in the positivity of testing to detect the virus, which stands at 2.9% nationally and 3% in the Metropolitan Region, the most populated in the country with more than seven million inhabitants.

“The variation of new confirmed cases at the national level is -34% and -45% for the comparison of 7 and 14 days respectively. Meanwhile, all regions of the country have decreased their new cases in the last 7 and 14 days, ”said Health Minister Enrique Paris.

Since the pandemic began, Chile has accumulated more than 17.6 million PCR tests and exceeds 450,000 antigen tests.

Despite the positive outlook, Minister Paris must appear today in an interpellation before the Chilean Congress to present the strategies of his portfolio in the face of the threat of the Delta variant of the virus.

The head of the portfolio will also talk about the vaccination plan, which to date exceeds 80% of the target population immunized with the first dose, in a country of 19 million inhabitants.

More than 24.2 million doses were administered, while more than 11.2 million people received the two inoculations.


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