translated from Spanish: Epidemiological Report: Chile overcame the barrier of 30,000 covid-19 deaths between confirmed and suspected

In a new epidemiological report delivered by the Minsal, with data from the Department of Health Statistics and Information (DEIS) up to March 25, the weekly death report revealed that Chile overcame the 30,000-deceased barrier with, between proven and suspected cases, 30,382 deaths. In the breakdown, the confirmed cases were 22,653 and 7,729 unconfirmed. Meanwhile, 22,231 registered in 2020 and 8,151 this year. In turn, a total of 1,499 deaths per covid-19 have been reported in the last two weeks, meaning that 4.7 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants have been reported at the country level. In addition, according to the report, the region with the highest mortality rate, between confirmed and suspected, per 100,000 inhabitants was Antofagasta with 144.6. It was followed by Magellan (143.6), Metropolitan (135.1), Tarapacá (131.6) and Arica and Parinacota (117). Meanwhile, the figure at the national level stood at 95.7. Another alarming figure in the report is that, as of 25 March, the country reached 54,136 active cases, with an incidence rate of 278.2 contagions per 100 thousand inhabitants. Cumulative deaths between March 2020 and January 2021 by covid-19, between confirmed and suspected, account for 19.53% of the country’s total deaths, according to World Health Organization (WHO) observations and recommendations for the coding of coronavirus deaths.

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