He Chilean Ministry of Health on Monday, it released new figures on the progress of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus in the country where registered 4,017 new cases in the last 24 hours, increasing the number of infected until 275,999 peoplewhile with 66 deaths registered in the Civil Registry, the total amount of deaths reaches 5,575.
He Chilean Minister of Health, Enrique Paris, stressed that an “incipient” improvement in the progress of the pandemic in the country, highlighting that in the last seven days the number of new cases reported has decreased by twenty%, while, if you compare the number of new cases with those registered fourteen days ago, the figure has decreased by 12%.
Regarding patients who are hospitalized, the undersecretary of Assistance Networks, Arturo Zúñigareported that there are 2,090 patients in intensive care units; 1,763 of them connected to mechanical ventilation. Within this last group there are 401 people who are in critical condition.
New controversy over presidential action
Last Sunday, June 28, the president of Chile, Sebastián Piñera, was recorded buying in a wine bar. The video caused controversy again in the South American country by raising questions about the president’s movements.
When asked about the situation, the minister Paris He claimed that no measure had been violated.
“The place where the Republic President It is authorized according to the displacement instructions that establish essential items. Therefore, anyone can go to buy from such stores, since it is a place for selling food and liquor, “said the secretary of state in the first place.
“According to article 24 of the Political Constitution of Chileto Republic President corresponds to him government and the state administration. The President exercises this function at all times in the territory of the RepublicTherefore, their displacement is not limited to a state of constitutional exception like the one we are experiencing, “continued the head of the portfolio of Health.
“The president has the faculty and the right to move, therefore that has not led to contravening any norm,” he concluded. Paris.
Two counts for deceased
Asked about the possibility that only the Department of Statistics and Health Information (DEIS) is responsible for reporting the number of deaths from Covid-19, the undersecretary of Public Health, Paula Daza, maintained that the Ministry of Health is going to maintain the daily death count, which is carried out apart from the one provided by the DEIS weekly.
It should be remembered that Chile has two reports regarding the total number of deaths from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus: A figure is delivered daily in the balance sheets by the Ministry of Health, which collects the information only on the basis of death registrations in the Civil registration; while the DEIS produces another number, adding other sources of information to the figures provided by the Civil registration.
According to the most recent report of the DEIS, in the South American country there are a total of 6,089 confirmed deaths, while another 2,846 deaths fall into the “probable” category.