The authorities of Chile reported this Sunday that 7,326 new infections were detected by coronavirus covid-19, closing a record week of expansion of the pandemic, with the hospital network at the limit, 16 million people in total quarantine and more than 30,000 deaths between confirmed and suspected cases according to the Department of Statistics of the Ministry of Health (Minsal).
To date, the country, whose confinement decreed by the Minsal affects 97% of the population, maintains 41,767 active cases, that is, people with the capacity to spread the disease.
To stop the spread of the virus, during this weekend the Government canceled personal circulation permits throughout the country, in addition to decreeing the closure of large supermarket chains and markets.
Despite the fact that more than 6.3 million people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, in a massive campaign that began last February, the scenario reached such a point of gravity that political institutions are evaluating postponing the elections of April 10 and 11 , where, among other positions, the delegates who will draft a new Constitution will be determined.
According to the Health portfolio, 2,539 people remain hospitalized in intensive care units, 2,178 of them with mechanical ventilation support.
With 95% of the health network at full capacity, 101 people died in the last 24 hours, reaching a total of 22,754 deaths with positive PCR.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in Chile, 977,243 people have contracted covid-19, and during the last day the national positivity rate was 9.1% and 8% in the Metropolitan Region.
The government, which has committed 35 million doses to carry out its vaccination plan, expects to immunize 80% of the population by the end of June.
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