Med a population of which 40 per cent. has received its first covid plug and 20 per cent. Secondly, Chile is one of the top five countries in the world when it comes to vaccine deployment. Yet a new and very violent corona wave is currently sweeping across the country, which is relatively in line with the disaster in Brazil, both in terms of the number of deaths and the fatal pressure on the health system. That pressure no longer comes only from the elderly, for the very sick patients are getting younger and younger.
“The patients we have now are both younger and sicker than during the first wave,” the Chilean Ministry of Health wrote.
Last week, Chile rounded with its 18 million. inhabitants, 30,000 died with covid, according to the ministry and at the same time 95 per cent. of the intensive care beds occupied in the larger cities. The other day, the Chilean government took the dramatic step of closing 80 percent. of the country and impose total quarantine, also in the capital Santiago, where half of all cases are found.
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