The health authority pointed out that “according to today’s COVID-19 report, we can report that 3,238 new cases have been recorded and the positivity in the last 24 hours is 7.58% and the average of the last seven days is 7.39%.” .
Paris insisted that the country was going through a complicated reality due to the increase in cases, today 3,238 were reported where no region has reduced the new cases in the last seven days and none in the last fourteen days. Similarly, Paris said the Magallanes region has the highest incidence rate in the country per 100,000 inhabitants. While the areas with the highest increase in new confirmed cases in the last seven days are Antofagasta, Atacama, Arica and Los Lagos.
Health Minister Enrique Paris said that according to today’s COVID-19 report, “of the 3,238 new cases, 31% come from active case search (BAC) and 34% of those reported are asymptomatic. As far as the Metropolitan Region is concerned, it presents 25% due to BAC and 32% of the reported cases are asymptomatic “.
According to today’s report, on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, out of 3,238 new cases of COVID-19, 2,043 correspond to symptomatic individuals and 1,045 show no symptoms. In addition, 150 unreported positive PCR tests were recorded.
The total number of people diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country is 649,135. Of this total, 22,798 patients are in the active stage. The recovered cases are 608,804.
In terms of deaths, according to information provided by the Department of Statistics and Health Information (DEIS), there have been 20 deaths from COVID-19-related causes in the last 24 hours. The total number of dead is 17,182 in the country.
To date, 951 people are hospitalized in Intensive Care Units, of which 766 are in mechanical ventilation support and 63 in critical health. In relation to the Integrated Health Network, there are a total of 182 critical beds for the patient who requires it, regardless of the area where they are located.
Regarding the Laboratory Network and the diagnostic capacity, yesterday the results of 42,722 PCR tests were reported, reaching a total of 6,981,084 tests that were analyzed nationally to date.
The number of available Health Homes is 141 with 9,834 places. As of today, they have 6,110 users, taking into account all regions of the country. For more information, people who do not have the qualifications to perform an effective quarantine at home and need to move to a Health Residence can call 800 726 666 or visit the Ministry of Health website, www.minsal.cl.