translated from Spanish: 299 new Covid-19 contagions were recorded: national total reached 1,909 and one sixth was reported dead

The Ministry of Health reported that there were 299 new coronavirus infections, raising the national total to 1909. Of the new patients, 146 occurred in the Metropolitan Region, concentrated in the seven communes where total quarantine has been decreed. In the report of this Saturday, the death of an 87-year-old woman residing in Temuco was also released. With this, there are six and the deaths associated with the outbreak. On the victim, the minister commented that, “there was an explicit agreement with the family and traffickers not to climb on treatments that seemed disproportionate, therefore this person died, being an older adult with very advanced Alzheimer’s who was prostrate,” he said. In addition, the secretary of state reported that 81 patients are hospitalized, where half of the cases are concentrated in the Metropolitan Region, followed by another 14 in La Araucanía. Also, the minister of the portfolio, Jaime Mañalich, stated that the concern is also placed in the Region of Araucanía. In addition to that they are “looking carefully” at the city of Osorno, in reference to the contagion that occurred within the framework of a religious cult. 

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