Chile reports 366,671 COVID-19 cases, with 9,889 deaths

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  • Friday, 07 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Thursday that the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country has risen to 366,671, with 9,889 deaths.

According to the ministry, 1,947 new cases and 97 more deaths from the virus were registered in the last 24 hours.

Of the new cases, 1,383 presented symptoms and 403 were asymptomatic, with the other 161 cases without specific notification.

Chilean health authorities also said that 340,168 people have recovered from the disease and that there are currently 16,614 active cases.

Chile remains under a state of emergency, and its borders have been closed, in-person classes have been suspended, and non-essential activity has been severely limited.

The Chilean government has embarked on a plan to gradually relax the quarantine in some areas in order to reactivate the economy, given a drop in new cases.

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