Minsal reports higher level of ICU hospitalized in 7 months and occupation of critical beds over 93% | National

This Tuesday the health authorities delivered a new balance on the advance of the coronavirus in the country, opportunity where 2,356 new cases were reported.

In the instance of reported the highest level of hospitalized patients in ICU, reaching 1,640, the highest since last July 23 —seven months—, when 1,670 were reached. On the other hand, there are only 186 (6.7%) critical beds available, since 2,585 (93.2%) are occupied.

Of the new infections, 1,563 correspond to symptomatic people and 648 to people who do not have symptoms. In addition, 145 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 805,317. Of that total, 20,848 patients are in the active stage.

Regarding deaths, according to the information provided by the Department of Statistics and Health Information (DEIS), in the last 24 hours there were 25 deaths due to causes associated with covid-19. The total number of deceased amounts to 20,151 in the country.

To date, 1,640 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units (ICU), of which 1,408 are on mechanical ventilation support. In relation to the Integrated Health Network, there is a total of 186 critical beds available for the patient who requires it, regardless of the region where they are.

Regarding the Laboratory Network and diagnostic capacity, yesterday the results of 31,486 PCR tests were reported, reaching to date a total of 9,123,413 tests analyzed nationwide. The positivity for the last 24 hours at the country level is 7.48%.

In this regard, the Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, pointed out that of the totality of new cases, “29% originate from active search for cases (BAC) and 29% of those notified are asymptomatic. As for the Metropolitan region, it presents 31% by BAC and 36% of the reported cases are asymptomatic ”.

Likewise, the health authority pointed out that “the variation of new confirmed cases nationwide decreases 2% during the last week and 8% in the last 14 days.” The Secretary of State also maintained that “11 regions have decreased their cases in the last seven days and ten in the last 14 days.”

While, The Los Ríos region has the highest incidence rate in the country per 100,000 inhabitants. While the regions with the highest increase in new confirmed cases in the last seven days are: Valparaíso, Arica and Parinacota, Coquimbo and Metropolitana.

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