COVID-19 in Chile

Chile // 23 May, 2020

At least 61,857 cases of COVID-19 have been reported by the Ministry of Health, including 630 fatalities.

23 May: The Ministry of Health has recorded 61,857 cases, including 630 deaths. The Metropolitan region, Region of Magallanes and Tarapacá Region are recording the highest infection rates per 100,000 population.

14 May: Cases continue to increase, bringing the total to exceed 34,000 cases.

29 April: In a reversal of their earlier announcements, health officials said that the "release certificates" being issued will not indicate the holder's immunity to COVID-19.

26 April: Hundreds of cases continue to be reported each day, a total of 13,331 cases have been confirmed. Of these 7,024 people have recovered and 189 have died.

17 April: Chile will begin issuing “release certificates” to COVID-19 survivors from 20 April, making it the first country in the world to do so. Over 3,600 people have recovered to date. People who have positive antibody tests to the virus will be given the card, allowing them to return to work despite public quarantine measures in place. A total of 9,252 cases and 116 deaths have been reported in the country. Metropolitana Region remains the most affected area with over half of the cases (4,915 cases).

16 April: More cases have been reported, bringing the total to exceed 8,000.

30 March: Total of 2,449 cases and eight fatalities. Over 155 people have recovered. Over 1.3 milllion people are in quarantine across the Metropolitan region, which is a current hotpot accounting for over half the cases. The suspension of schools across the country has been extended and winter holidays have been bought forward, leaving schools closed throughout April.

23 March: More cases have been reported, bringing the total number of cases to 746 including one death.

17 March: Additional cases have been confirmed, with the highest number of cases reported in the Metropolitana Region.

16 March: More cases have been reported, resulting in a total of 75 cases.

11 March: Additional cases reported, now 23 confirmed in Chile, with the majority in Metropolitana Region.

8 March: Four more cases, two had contact with previously confirmed cases and two had travel history to Spain and Italy.

5 March: Two more cases have been reported, resulting in a total of three confirmed cases in Chile. One is a 33-year-old who is a family member of the previously confirmed case, and both travelled together to several countries including Singapore and Spain. The other is a 56-year-old who recently travelled to northern Italy.



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