SANTIAGO, March 3 (Xinhua) — Chile on Thursday registered 23,395 new COVID-19 infections and 272 deaths in 24 hours, raising the national caseload to 3,122,802 and the pandemic death toll to 42,683, the Health Ministry said.
The COVID-19 positivity rate for the 24-hour period was 21.8 percent nationwide and 16 percent in the Santiago Metropolitan Region.
The South American country had 91,035 active cases, the ministry said.
According to the ministry, COVID-19 cases dropped 20 percent in seven days, and the country’s 16 regions saw a decline in the number of new cases.
Among the regions, Los Rios had the highest rate of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.