Of the new cases notified this Friday, 30% originate from Active Case Search and 33% correspond to asymptomatic people.
A variation of 14% in the new cases confirmed in the last week, announced the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, according to the report of the coronavirus situation in the country. Meanwhile, in the last 14 days, this variation was 31%.
On the other hand, four regions decreased their new cases in the last seven days, while one did so in the last two weeks.
Minister Paris also highlighted that 30% of the new cases were detected by Active Case Search and that 33% of those notified are asymptomatic. “We know that one of the important aspects to face this pandemic is to find those people who have the virus, but do not know they are infected, since in this way it is possible to detect cases and take measures to isolate them in a timely manner and avoid spread of the coronavirus ”.
According to today’s report, the Ministry of Health reports 3,588 new cases of COVID-19, 2,321 correspond to symptomatic people and 1,132 do not present symptoms. In addition, 135 Positive PCR tests were recorded that were not reported.
The total number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country reaches 612,564. Of this total, 16,355 patients are in the active stage. The recovered cases are 579,203.
Regarding deaths, according to the information provided by the Department of Statistics and Health Information (DEIS), in the last 24 hours there were 52 deaths from causes associated with COVID-19. The total number of deceased amounts to 16,660 in the country.
To date, 794 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units, of which 611 are on mechanical ventilation support and 68 are in critical health.
In relation to the Integrated Health Network, there is a total of 301 ventilators available for the patient who requires it, regardless of the region where they are.
Regarding the Laboratory Network and the diagnostic capacity, yesterday the results of 50,583 PCR tests were reported, reaching a total of 6,502,011 tests analyzed nationwide to date.
The number of Health Residences available is 139 with 9,621 places. As of today they have 4,177 users considering all regions of the country. For more information, people can call Fono 800 726 666 or visit the website of the Ministry of Health www.minsal.cl