Chile sees 6,683 COVID-19 cases, 218 deaths in one day

2021-06-18 05:05:36 GMT2021-06-18 13:05:36(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

SANTIAGO, June 17 (Xinhua) -- Chile on Thursday reported 6,683 new COVID-19 cases and 218 more deaths in 24 hours, raising the national counts to 1,498,231 and 31,140 respectively, said the Health Ministry.

The ministry said that of the new cases, 71 percent had not completed their vaccination against COVID-19, while only 29 percent had received both doses at least 14 days ago.

Chile currently has a positivity rate of 7.82 percent nationwide and 9 percent in the Metropolitan region, home to the capital Santiago. Enditem