With 18 people died in the last 24 hours, Chile reached the lowest number of deaths per day in the last 90 days, highlighted this Wednesday the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris.
During the last day, 1,305 new infections, 918 corresponding to people with symptoms, 353 of them asymptomatic 34 not reported.
In this way, the total infected reached 439,287, 411,853 of them recovered, while 15,377 are active cases.
Regarding the deaths confirmed by Covid-19, 18 deaths were announced, reaching a total of 12,058 nationwide since the beginning of the pandemic.
Despite the unfortunate deaths, “we are in a process of improvement, which is evidenced by a negative variation in the last 14 days “, stressed the health owner.
However, he emphasized in the message reiterated by the authorities in front of the National Holidays: “I ask you to celebrate with prudence, keeping the sanitary rules (…) let’s celebrate as a family, let’s be careful and responsible“.
On the balance sheet there were also announcements and it was reported that six communes go back to quarantine from this Friday at 05:00 hours: Curanilahue, Los Álamos, Lebu, Licantén, urban area Maullín and Pichidegua.
In the capital they pass transition next Monday at 05:00 hours the communes of Pudahuel, Independencia, El Bosque, as well as Calama and Quillota.
SANITARY CORDS FROM THURSDAY
The Undersecretary of Public Health, Paula DazaHe recalled that “there is a prohibition to travel to a second home during these National Holidays”, and that from this Thursday there will be sanitary cordons in various regions, for which he called that “people do not move.”
Between 6:00 p.m. on September 17 and 11:00 p.m. on Sunday 20, the cordons will govern in the city of Valparaíso, the Metropolitan Region, in Greater Concepción, and in the communes of Temuco and Padre las Casas.
“You can only cross sanitary cords when carrying out a task that is essential, when you obtain an individual pass because you have to carry out a funeral procedure, a medical treatment -not an hour to the doctor-, and in all these cases the health passport, “explained the Undersecretary for Crime Prevention, Katherine Martorell.
“We are going to have many auditors, an important cue is going to be generated, we suggest not trying to evade the rule because ultimately they are going to have a hard time”, he also urged.
PLEBISCITE: A CONTAGIATE CAN VOTE, BUT IS EXPOSED TO SANCTIONS
Undersecretary Daza was also consulted about the recent information about the plebiscite, regarding that if a person infected with Covid-19 reaches the polls, they will be able to vote, but they will be sanctioned.
“In the event that a Covid positive person is detected by voting, measures will be taken and may be sanctioned“confirmed the health authority.