During the last 24 hours, chili It registered the highest contagion figure in the last six months, according to the authorities of the trans-Andean country. The advance of the pandemic has led to a decision to modify the strategy and accelerate the campaign of vaccination. In this way, in the next few hours it will begin with the placement of a fourth dose.
From the Chilean Ministry of Health they indicated that there were 3,134 new infections of coronavirus. A similar figure had not been registered since July 8, 2021. Of this total, 479 people who have had to be hospitalized in Intensive Care (ICU), while 404 of them have required mechanical respirators.
A fact that has kept specialists on their toes is that a large percentage of patients are travelers, mostly from U.S.
Due to this situation, the authorities decided to continue with the purchase of vaccines. The latest shipment was 212,940 doses from the Pfizer-BioNTech laboratory. In this way, the trans-Andean country has already exceeded 49.4 million vaccines against the coronavirus and with this you want to quickly begin the placement of a fourth booster dose.
According to official information, there are currently almost 14.3 million Chileans who have a first and only dose, while more than 14 million completed their vaccination schedule, this is 94.06% and 92.2%, of the susceptible population to be inoculated, respectively.
Meanwhile, almost six million doses have been administered to people between the ages of 3 and 17, and more than 11 million people have already received the third booster.