Chile reached a new record for daily cases in the entire pandemic with 9,284 infections, in addition to 21 deaths in 24 hours, due to the progress of the Omicron variantHealth authorities reported this Saturday.
“This Saturday we registered 9,284 new cases of Covid-19, thus surpassing the record of daily positive cases that had been presented on April 9, 2021, 9,171 positive cases,” said the Undersecretary of Public Health, Maria Theresa Valenzuela.
“This record is not reflected in the number of deaths or in the number of ICU bed occupancies, but if we do not take care of ourselves, nothing assures us that it will not happen,” he warned in a message broadcast through the social networks.
Chile reached a new record of infections and it is expected that this figure will continue to increase in the coming days. The authorities indicated that the maximum point of contagion could reach 15,000 daily cases due to the greater transmission capacity of the Omicron variant.
The more than 9,000 cases in the last 24 hours were recorded after analyzing 94,825 tests, which brought positivity nationwide to 9.08 percent.
Chile accumulates more than 1.8 million cases and exceeds 39,000 deaths since the first case of coronavirus was registered on March 3, 2020. coronavirus.
The country is immersed in a successful vaccination process with 88.2% of the vaccinated population over 3 years of age —18.9 million people— with the complete schedule. In addition, 71.1% of that population also received the third dose or booster dose.