SANTIAGO, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- The Chilean Ministry of Health reported on Tuesday that the number of cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country has risen to 362,962, with 9,745 deaths.
According to the ministry, 1,462 new cases and 38 more deaths from the virus were registered in the last 24 hours.
Chilean health authorities said that 336,330 people have recovered from the disease and that there are currently 16,887 active cases.
Chile remains under a state of emergency, and its borders have been closed, in-person classes have been suspended, and non-essential activity has been severely limited.
The Chilean government has embarked on a plan to gradually relax the quarantine in some areas in order to reactivate the economy, given a drop in new cases.