Santiago, May 27 : Chile reported 3,964 fresh COVID-19 cases and 45 more deaths, the country's Heath Ministry said on Tuesday. With this, COVID-19 positive cases rose to 77,961 in the country, while death toll stands at 806. In the past 24 hours ending 9 pm Monday local time (0100 GMT on Tuesday), 3,964 new cases were detected and 45 more patients died.
Of the new cases, 3,618 had symptoms and 346 were asymptomatic, while a total of 30,915 people have recovered from COVID-19 since the outbreak began. Currently, 1,029 patients are on ventilators, including 229 in critical condition. According to Health Minister Jaime Manalich, Chile is now turning to high-flow oxygen therapy, a less invasive treatment for patients that require help in breathing but are not so critical that they need to be put on a ventilator. Santiago, where most of the cases are concentrated, is in lockdown until Friday. (UNI)