The Ministry of Health reported 5,483 new cases of Covid-19 in the country, with a positivity rate of 9.28% in the last 24 hours nationwide, after carrying out 61,388 PCR tests and antigen tests. Daily positivity in the Metropolitan Region is 12.4%.
The variation of new confirmed cases at the national level is 47% and 91% for the comparison of seven and 14 days, respectively. Meanwhile, no region decreases its cases in the last seven days, while one does so in 14 days.
Of the total number of new cases, 33% are diagnosed by antigen test, 43% originate from Active Case Search (BAC) and 22% of those reported are asymptomatic. As for the Metropolitan Region, it presents 30% due to antigen, 37% due to BAC and 19% of reported cases are asymptomatic.
According to sample collection, the regions with the highest positivity in the last week are Metropolitan, O’Higgins, Valparaíso, and Biobío.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan region has the highest current incidence rate per 100 thousand inhabitants, followed by the regions of Valparaíso, Magallanes and Maule.
According to today’s report, of the 5,483 new cases of Covid-19, 3,116 correspond to symptomatic people and 881 have no symptoms. In addition, 1,486 Positive PCR tests were registered that were not notified.
The total number of people who have been diagnosed with coronavirus in the country reaches 3,636,993. Of that total, 24,517 patients are in the active stage. The recovered cases are 3,554,112.
Regarding deaths, according to the information provided by the DEIS, in the last 24 hours, 12 deaths were registered due to causes associated with the disease. The total number of deaths amounts to 57,794 in the country.
To date, 143 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units, of which 93 are supported by mechanical ventilation. In relation to the Integrated Health Network, there are a total of 330 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 61,388 PCR tests and antigen tests were reported yesterday, reaching a total of 38,018,667 analyzed nationwide to date. The positivity for the last 24 hours at the country level is 9.28% and in the Metropolitan Region it is 12.4%.
Regarding the Sanitary Residences, we have 28 accommodation facilities, with a total of 2,397 beds. The actual occupancy at the national level is 39%, leaving a total of 1,099 beds available for use.