Chile's authorities record 1,673 new Covid-19 cases and 57 deaths
Santiago de Chile, Sep 18 (Prensa Latina) Chile's Ministry of Health recorded on Friday 1,673 new Covid-19 cases and another 57 deaths
The press briefing on the Covid-19 situation, published on the entity's website, indicates that with those figures the death toll from the onset of the novel coronavirus in the country rose to 12,199, and the number of infected amounted to 442,827.
The report until Thursday at 9:00 p.m. local time notes that there have been 415,981 recoveries from Covid-19, while there are 14,647 active cases, a figure that drew attention because it is the first time since May that less than 15,000 have been reported in this condition.
Meanwhile, 902 patients remain in the intensive care units of public and private hospitals, of which 675 are connected to mechanical ventilators and 125 are diagnosed in critical condition.
In addition, experts carried out 33,240 PCR tests in the last day, which totals 2,975, 891 tests of this type conducted nationwide, which indicate a positivity rate of 14.87 percent, although with strong differences among the regions of Chile.
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