The Ministry of Health reports that nationally new confirmed cases show a variation of 17% over the past week, while the variation over the past 14 days is 28%. Also, three areas have reduced their cases in the last seven days and five in the last two weeks.
Case reports this Monday, January 2, 2,309 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, 1,898 less than those reported yesterday, with a positivity rate of 16.96% in the last 24 hours across the country, taking the tally to 10,214 test, PCR and antigen test. , The daily positivity rate in the metropolitan area is 17.77%.
Of the 2,309 new cases, 57% are diagnosed by antigen tests, 27% result from active case finding (BAC) and 9% of those notified are asymptomatic. For the metropolitan area, this is 51% by antigen, 31% by BAC, and 6% of reported cases are asymptomatic.
According to sampling, the areas with the most positivity in the past week are Arica and Parinacota, Antofagasta, Tarapacá and O’Higgins.
Meanwhile, the Atacama region has the highest current incidence rate per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Arica and Parinacota, Tarapacá and Antofagasta.
As of today’s report, of the 2,309 new cases of COVID-19, 1,371 correspond to symptomatic people and 138 are asymptomatic. In addition, 800 positive PCR tests were recorded which were not notified.
The total number of people infected with Kovid-19 in the country has reached 5,044,258. As per the criteria of early stage, a total of 10,914 patients are in the active stage, considering a separation of 5 days from the onset of symptoms or from the test. The number of cured cases is 4,953,354.
With regard to deaths, due to the low number of death registrations due to the closure of civil registry offices during legal holidays, no new deaths from COVID-19 will be reported until the report on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. The total number of deaths from causes linked to COVID-19 in the country stands at 63,200.
As of yesterday, 117 people were hospitalized in intensive care units, 82 of them with mechanical ventilation support. With respect to the Integrated Health Network, a total of 331 critical beds are available for patients, irrespective of the region they are located in.
With regard to laboratory network and diagnostic capacity, results of 10,214 PCR tests and antigen tests were reported yesterday, taking the total analyzed across the country to date to 47,724,488. Positivity in the last 24 hours is 16.96% at the country level and 17.77% in the metropolitan area.
With regard to health housing, we have 8 housing facilities with a total of 527 beds. The actual occupancy at the national level is 15%, with a total of 297 beds available for use.
For more information, people who do not have the conditions to carry out an effective quarantine at home and need to go to a sanitary residence can call the phone 800 371 900 or visit the Ministry’s website www.minsal.cl Can