Chile: Record 9,454 coronavirus cases and 18 deaths in 24 hours

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For the second consecutive 24 hours, the Chilean Ministry of Health announced yesterday Sunday a record 9,454 cases of SARS-CoV-2 and 18 deaths due to complications of COVID-19.

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The rolling average of new coronavirus infections per 24 hours in seven days increased by 144% – to fourteen, by 249%. The new wave is attributed to the most infectious variant Omicron.

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Undersecretary of Health Maria Teresa Valenzuela stressed, however, that despite repeated records of infections, both deaths from COVID-19 and the bed occupancy rate in intensive care units (ICUs) are at significantly lower levels than in previous waves. pandemic.

“The situation we are experiencing shows us that vaccines are effective and reduce the risk of serious illness and death (…). We have people who have been left behind, who have not received a booster dose, and we invite them to go to a vaccination center as soon as possible. “possible,” said Ms. Valenzuela.

He also urged the immunocompromised to schedule an appointment to receive a fourth dose of the vaccine.

The death toll from the new coronavirus pandemic in Latin America has risen to 39,394 with a total of 1,876,610 infections.

SOURCE: AMPE

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Source From: Capital

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