Sat, 08 Aug 2020

SANTIAGO, July 10 (Xinhua) -- Chile reported on Friday that the number of cases of the novel coronavirus in the country has reached 309,274, with 6,781 deaths.

According to the Ministry of Health, 3,058 new cases and 99 more deaths from the virus were reported in the last 24 hours.

The Ministry of Health also reported that there are currently 24,440 active cases of the virus, while 278,053 patients have recovered so far.

Additionally, the ministry stated that 17,727 tests for COVID-19 were administered in the last 24 hours, for a total of 1,255,359 tests administered since March, with a positivity rate of 24.64 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.

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