Monday, February 6, 2023

COVID-19: 5,026 new cases surfaced

The Ministry of Health reports that nationally new confirmed cases show a variation of 19% over the past week, while the variation over the past 14 days is 27%. Meanwhile, three areas have reduced their cases in the last seven days and five in the last two weeks.

In the case report this Saturday, 31 December, 5,026 new cases of COVID-19 were reported, 541 fewer than those reported yesterday, with a positivity rate of 20.10% in the last 24 hours, 22,163 tests, PCR and Antigen Test. , The daily positivity rate in the metropolitan area is 21.26%.

Of the 5,026 new cases, 55% are diagnosed by antigen tests, 35% result from active case finding (BAC) and 15% of those notified are asymptomatic. For the metropolitan area, this is 48% by antigen, 34% by BAC, and 9% of reported cases are asymptomatic.

According to sampling, the areas with the highest positivity rate last week are Arica and Parinacota, Antofagasta, Tarapacá and O’Higgins.

Meanwhile, the regions of Arica and Parinacota have the highest current incidence rates per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Atacama, Tarapacá and Antofagasta.

Cifras Covid 2022.12.31

daily Report

As per today’s report, of the 5,026 new cases of COVID-19, 2,865 correspond to symptomatic people and 520 are asymptomatic. In addition, 1,641 positive PCR tests were recorded which were not notified.

The total number of people infected with Covid-19 in the country has reached 5,037,527. Of this total, 16,149 patients are in active phase, according to the criteria of early phase, given a separation of 5 days from the onset of symptoms or testing. Recovered cases stand at 4,941,492

With regard to deaths, as per the information provided by the Department of Statistics and Health Information (DEIS), in the last 24 hours, 23 deaths were recorded due to causes linked to COVID-19. The total death toll in the country has gone up to 63,172.

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 respect to laboratory network and diagnostic capacity, results of 22,163 PCR tests and antigen tests were reported yesterday, taking the total analyzed across the country to date to 47,695,328. Positivity in the last 24 hours is 20.10% at the country level and 21.26% in the metropolitan area.

With regard to health housing, we have 10 housing facilities with a total of 574 beds. The actual occupancy at the national level is 27%, with a total of 319 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

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