“We will continue to see these numbers in the coming days,” warned the undersecretary of Health, Paula Daza, from the Palacio de La Moneda.
The official explained that of the 4,276 new infected with Covid-19, 3,863 had symptoms and 413 did not, and the country has a total of 61,857 infected.
Daza reported that 41 people died of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, which means a total of 630 since the first death on March 21 and a reduction of four deaths with respect to the number provided yesterday.
Piñera’s government deployed a different strategy than Argentina’s to face the pandemic. The trans-Andean president sought to avoid quarantines at all costs, which at first were only decreed for the richest areas of Santiago. “A total quarantine is not sustainable. No one could ensure that families have the medicines, food and basic services, “Piñera had warned at the time.
The Chilean strategy was based on a fundamental pillar: mass testing. Chile is one of the countries with the most tests per million inhabitants in Latin America. This led to the end of April the government triumphantly assured that the peak of cases had already passed. In fact Piñera came to encourage the reopening of shopping malls. However, there are more and more positive cases.