Chile's coronavirus cases rise above 10,000, third highest in Latin America


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  • Sunday, 19 Apr 2020

FILE PHOTO: Workers wearing protective gear disinfect taxis, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Santiago, Chile April 17, 2020. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile reported on Sunday that there were more than 10,000 people in the country with the coronavirus, the third-highest tally in Latin America, as the disease ravages the economy of the world's top copper producer.

Chile has 10,088 confirmed cases, up by 358 from a day earlier, health ministry officials said. They said they were beginning to see a stabilization in the numbers of new cases, in the range of 300 to 400 in recent days.

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