Mon, 26 Jul 2021

SANTIAGO, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Chile registered less than 1,000 new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day, with 989 infections in the last day, for a total of 1,602,854, Health Minister Enrique Paris said on Wednesday.

In a statement, the official added that there were also 42 deaths in the same period, bringing the death toll to 34,611.

The positivity rate was 2.73 percent nationally in the last 24 hours, while in 14 regions it was under or equal to 4 percent, Paris said.

Since early June, Chile has seen a constant drop in the number of COVID-19 cases, reporting less than 2,000 per day on average.

The South American country's vaccination campaign has fully immunized over 80 percent of the population in several regions.

Meanwhile, new measures went into effect on July 15 giving greater freedom of mobility to fully vaccinated people.

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