Chile reports 4,606 new COVID-19 cases

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  • Saturday, 30 Jan 2021

SANTIAGO, Jan. 29 (Xinhua) -- The Chilean Ministry of Health on Friday reported 4,606 COVID-19 cases and 83 deaths in the last 24 hours, amid a resurgence of infections in the South American country.

Chile now has an accumulated caseload of 718,749 cases and 18,257 deaths, according to the health ministry.

Chilean Minister of Health Enrique Paris said in a press release that the number of COVID-19 cases in the country has increased by 18 percent in two weeks.

Meanwhile, the national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 will begin next week for 5 million people who are in high risk groups, followed by the general population later in the year.

Chile has vaccinated 56,764 people, of which 10,347 have received their first and second doses, according to the ministry.

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