Chile registers 3,371 COVID-19 infections in one day

SANTIAGO, Jan. 27 (Xinhua) -- Chile recorded 3,371 infections of COVID-19, as well as 17 deaths, in a day, bringing the total caseload to 709,888, with 18,040 accumulated deaths, the Ministry of Health reported Wednesday.

According to Minister of Health Enrique Paris, five Chilean regions have registered a decrease in COVID-19 cases over the last week.

Regarding vaccination against COVID-19, authorities reported that 56,759 people had received the first dose, while 10,315 had been given the second dose.

The government announced that Chile's mass vaccination campaign would begin in the first week of February.

Experts have expressed concern about the pandemic situation, calling for quarantines with state economic support and more COVID-19 testing. They have also advised that travel between regions be banned and that the country's borders be closed to foreign tourists.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 18
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3

Did you find this article insightful?


Next In World

Existing emissions pledges barely scratch climate targets, U.N. tally finds
J&J COVID-19 vaccine set to get EU nod in early March - Bloomberg News
G20 should not withdraw fiscal support too early: Germany's Scholz
Moscow says U.S. gave Russia several minutes of warning before Syria strike - RIA
U.N. human rights boss urges Saudi Arabia to allow free speech, assembly
U.S. air strikes on Iran-backed militias in Syria kill at least one fighter
Denmark climate goal too reliant on unproven tech, govt council says
U.S. House on verge of approving Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 aid bill
Kremlin critic Navalny moved to detention centre, says Russian prison authority - RIA
Japan to end state of emergency for six prefectures this month

Stories You'll Enjoy