By NewsDesk @bactiman63

The Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, reported that “672 new cases are reported, a positivity of 1.11% in the last 24 hours nationwide with 60,920 examinations, PCR and antigen tests.”

“The positivity in the Metropolitan Region is 2% and 15 regions have a positivity less than or equal to 1%. 13 regions decreased their cases in the last 7 days and 14 did so in 14 days. The variation of new confirmed cases at the national level is -17% and -27% for the comparison of 7 and 14 days respectively, “said the health authority.

The head of the portfolio added that “of the 672 new cases, 11% are diagnosed by antigen test, 28% originate from Active Case Search (BAC) and 31% of those notified are asymptomatic. Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Region presents 11% due to antigen, 22% due to BAC and 25% of the reported cases are asymptomatic ”.

According to sampling, the regions with the highest positivity are Metropolitana (Santiago), O’Higgins, Valparaíso and Maule. Meanwhile, the Aysén region registers the highest incidence rate in the country per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by the regions of Tarapacá, Metropolitana and Maule.

According to Friday’s report, of the 672 new cases of COVID-19, 426 correspond to symptomatic people and 189 do not have symptoms. In addition, 57 Positive PCR tests were recorded that were not reported.

The total number of people who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country reaches 1,636,627. Of this total, 4,453 patients are in the active stage. The recovered cases are 1,593,188.

Regarding deaths, according to the information provided by the DEIS, in the last 24 hours there were 29 deaths due to causes associated with COVID-19. The total number of deaths is 36,807 in the country.

To date, 737 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units, of which 574 are on mechanical ventilation support. In relation to the Integrated Health Network, there is a total of 570 critical beds available for the patient who requires it, regardless of the region where they are.

Regarding the Laboratory Network and the diagnostic capacity, yesterday the results of 60,920 PCR tests and antigen tests were reported, reaching a total of 20,087,869 analyzed nationwide to date. The positivity for the last 24 hours at the country level is 1.11% and in the Metropolitan Region it is 2%.

With regard to the Health Residences, we have 129 accommodation facilities, with 10,725 total beds. The real occupancy nationwide is 38%, leaving a total of 5,079 beds available to be used.