Fri, 30 Oct 2020

SANTIAGO, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- Chile's daily COVID-19 testing positivity rate reached 5.61 percent in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday.

A total of 461,300 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus in Chile, including 13,781 people who are still in the active stage of the disease and 434,794 who have recovered.

In the past 24 hours, tests detected 1,622 new cases of infection and 27 more patients died from the disease, bringing the death toll 12,725.

Chile is still under a state of catastrophe with a nightly curfew, though lockdowns have been lifted in most parts of the capital Santiago and the metropolitan area.

Southern Chile is facing a second wave of infections, leading to renewed lockdowns in cities with large outbreaks.

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