The Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, reported that according to today’s COVID-19 report the variation of new cases confirmed at the national level is 2% and 3% for the comparison of 7 and 14 days respectively. While 9 regions decrease their new cases in the last 7 days and equal amount for the last two weeks.
However, he indicated that the regions with the greatest increase in new cases confirmed in the last 7 days were: Biobío, O’Higgins, Metropolitana and Antofagasta. He added that the positivity rate in the last 24 hours is 4.3% and the average of the last 7 days is 4.
According to today’s report Sunday, December 06, 2020, the Ministry of Health reports 1,710 new cases of COVID-19, 1,078 are for symptomatic people and 583 have no symptoms. In addition, 49 PCR Positive tests were recorded and were not reported.
The total number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country reaches 560,382. Of that total, 9,646 patients are in the active stage. The recovered cases are 534,789.
As for the deaths, according to information provided by the Department of Health Statistics and Information (DEIS), in the last 24 hours there were 36 deaths from COVID-19-associated causes. The total number of deaths is 15,628 in the country.
To date, 658 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units, of which 507 are with mechanical ventilation support and 68 are in critical health. In relation to the Integrated Health Network, there are a total of 297 fans available to the patient who requires it, regardless of the region where they are located.
Regarding the Laboratory Network and diagnostic capacity, yesterday the results of 42,177 PCR tests were reported, reaching a total of 5,537,774 tests analyzed nationally.
The number of Health Residences available is 137 with 9,271 places. Today they have 4,949 users considering all regions of the country. For more information, persons who are not conditions for effective quarantine in their home and require a transfer to a Health Residence can call Fono 800 726 666 or go to the website of the Ministry of Health, www.minsal.cl.