Chile reports 355,667 cases of COVID-19, with 9,457 deaths

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  • Saturday, 01 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Chile on Friday reported a total of 355,667 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus and 9,457 have died from the disease.

According to the Health Ministry, in the previous 24 hours tests detected 2,123 new cases and 80 more deaths from the virus.

Authorities reported 17,883 active cases, and 328,327 people who have recovered.

Chile is under a state of catastrophe declared months ago to better enforce lockdown and social distancing measures with the help of the army and police force, including a nighttime curfew.

Lockdown measures have been partially lifted in seven of 40 districts in the capital Santiago and its metropolitan area, home to a third of the country's population and the hardest hit region in Chile.

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