Chile reports 1,152 daily COVID-19 cases, 82 deaths

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SANTIAGO, July 31 (Xinhua) -- Chile reported on Saturday 1,152 new COVID-19 infections and 82 more deaths in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,615,771 cases and 35,448 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.

Chile reported 1.8 percent positivity in tests carried out for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, the lowest recorded at the national level during the pandemic, Minister of Health Enrique Paris reported on Saturday.

The official said in a statement that the positivity rate in the Santiago Metropolitan Region remained at 2 percent, while 13 regions have reported positivity rates of less than or equal to 2 percent.

In recent weeks, Chile has registered its lowest numbers of cases and hospitalizations of the pandemic, thanks to restrictive measures that have been adopted and the ongoing vaccination campaign. Enditem

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