This morning, the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, together with the Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza, and the Undersecretary of Assistance Networks, Arturo Zúñiga, announced the daily balance with the evolution of the coronavirus in the country.
Minister Paris stressed that in today’s report “fortunately we can continue to release positive figures”, indicating that in terms of confirmed cases, These have decreased by 13% in the last 7 days, and by 16% in the last 14 days.
“Twelve regions decreased their new cases in the last 7 days, and 8 regions decreased their cases in the last 14 days “, Indian.
On the other hand, he stressed, the positivity rate of PCR tests has been maintained since yesterday at 8% nationwide.
“The percentage of bed occupancy at the national ICU level is currently 80%, and in no region do we have an occupancy rate greater than 90%,” said the head of the Health portfolio, adding that now there are not only Covid patients, but there are patients of other pathologies that have begun to be admitted.
Regarding the daily balance, Undersecretary Zúñiga reported that in the last 24 hours 1,462 new cases were reported, of which 1,049 are symptomatic cases, 350 are asymptomatic and 63 are unreported cases.
This number of new cases is the lowest since May 11, the date when 1,197 infected persons were reported.
With this, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country since the start of the pandemic is 362,962. From this, There are 6,887 active cases and 336,330 recovered cases.
Regarding the deceased, he reported, 38 deaths were reported according to the information provided by the Department of Statistics and Health Information of the Minsal (Deis).
With this, the total number of deaths in the country due to coronavirus is 9,745.
About hospitalized patients, Zúñiga indicated that there are 1,405 people in intensive care units, of which 227 are in critical condition.
Regarding mechanical fans, he said, there are 580 available. Laboratories, on the other hand, he highlighted, have reported 28,857 PCR examinations carried out in the last day, giving a total of 1,716,415 tests carried out in the country.