Chile reports 323,698 cases of COVID-19, with 7,290 deaths

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SANTIAGO, July 16 (Xinhua) — The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Thursday that the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country has risen to 323,698, with 7,290 deaths.

According to the ministry, 2,475 new cases and 104 more deaths from the virus were reported in the last 24 hours.

Additionally, the ministry reported that there are currently 467 ventilators available to the country’s health network.

Another 17,192 tests for COVID-19 were administered in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,351,904 tests administered since testing began in March, with a positivity rate of 23.94 percent.

Chile is still under a state of emergency and curfew, the borders remain closed, and non-essential trade has been prohibited in an effort to slow the spread of the virus. Enditem

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