Infected by coronavirus in Chile exceed 12,300 and deaths reach 174

The Ministry of Health of Chile updated this Friday the figures for the advance of the coronavirus in the country, reporting 494 new infections in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 12,306, and 6 new deaths that bring the total number of deaths to 174 .

Among the infected, 415 are in intensive care units, with 325 of them connected to mechanical ventilators. Of the latter, 83 are in critical condition. Regarding available fans, the Government assured that there are 541.

Likewise, 5,805 people are active, while 6,327 have recovered, which corresponds to 51% of cases.

The Health Minister, Jaime Mañalich, indicated that the fatality of COVID-19 in Chile is "very low", while the undersecretary of health Paula Daza affirmed that the number of new daily infected has remained "stable".

At the press conference, Minister Mañalich criticized the situations of discrimination against the population that is most at risk of contagion (mostly immigrants), in addition to those actually infected.

"Every day they are more against people who are detected as infected by coronavirus, against immigrants who live in very complex situations and who have had outbreaks of infection, and also against people who play a fundamental role in the management of this pandemic in our country" said the minister.

In this regard, he regretted the threats and insults that the president of the Medical College, Izkia Siches, reported in the last hours.

"Dr. Izkia Siches has been the victim of very strong threats and that they are being investigated appropriately by the police. I think that we have a situation in which the climate is getting tense, that we are not acting in a responsible and supportive way with the people who they are victims of this disease and also with the people who fight so hard every day to bring tranquility to the population and advance in this fight, "said Mañalich.

According to data from the Johns Hopkins University, Chile has fallen to third place in Latin America as the country with the most infections, being preceded by Brazil (with more than 50,200 cases) and Peru (more than 20,900 cases).


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