Chile's COVID-19 cases top 380,000, death toll reaches 10,299

Source: Xinhua| 2020-08-14 04:13:46|Editor: huaxia

SANTIAGO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Chile on Thursday reported 380,034 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) since the onset of the pandemic and 10,299 people have died from the disease.

In the past 24 hours, tests detected 1,852 new cases and 94 more deaths were registered, according to the Health Ministry.

Of the new infections, 1,343 people were reported as having symptoms.

Some 1,259 patients are hospitalized in intensive care units, including 203 considered to be in critical condition.

Chilean health authorities said 353,131 former patients have recovered from the disease, while 16,604 cases are currently considered to be active.

Chile is under a state of catastrophe declared months ago to better enforce lockdown and social distancing measures with the help of the army and police force, including a nighttime curfew. Enditem