The Ministry of Health reported 2,539 new cases of Covid-19 in Chile, with a positivity rate of 5.16% in the last 24 hours nationwide, after carrying out 50,792 PCR tests and antigen tests. Daily positivity in the Metropolitan Region is 7.13%.
The variation of new confirmed cases at the national level is -19% and -47% for the comparison of seven and 14 days, respectively. Meanwhile, 14 regions have decreased their cases in the last seven days and all have done so in the last two weeks.
Of the 2,539 new cases, 29% are diagnosed by antigen test, 46% originate from Active Case Search (BAC) and 19% of those reported are asymptomatic. As for the Metropolitan Region, it presents 22% due to antigen, 42% due to BAC and 16% of the notified cases are asymptomatic.
According to sample collection, the regions with the highest positivity in the last week are O’Higgins, Magallanes, Valparaíso and Metropolitana.
Meanwhile, the Magallanes region has the highest current incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the Aysén, Valparaíso and Metropolitan regions.
According to today’s report, of the total number of new cases of Covid-19, 1,438 correspond to symptomatic people and 344 do not present symptoms. In addition, 757 Positive PCR tests were registered that were not notified.
The total number of people who have been diagnosed with the virus in the country reaches 3,544,463. Of that total, 10,696 patients are in the active stage. The recovered cases are 3,477,523.
Regarding deaths, according to the information provided by the DEIS, in the last 24 hours there were 24 deaths from causes associated with the coronavirus. The total number of deaths amounts to 57,375 in the country.
To date, 286 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units, of which 207 are supported by mechanical ventilation. In relation to the Integrated Health Network, there are a total of 335 critical beds available for the patient who requires it, regardless of the region where they are located.
Regarding the Laboratory Network and diagnostic capacity, the results of 50,792 PCR tests and antigen tests were reported yesterday, reaching a total of 36,711,724 analyzed nationwide to date. The positivity for the last 24 hours at the country level is 5.16% and in the Metropolitan Region it is 7.13%.
Regarding the Sanitary Residences, we have 30 accommodation facilities, with a total of 2,915 beds. The actual occupation at the national level is 26%, leaving a total of 1,785 beds available for use.