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Chile reports 5,357 new COVID-19 cases in one day

11 May 2021, 07:55 GMT+10

SANTIAGO, May 10 (Xinhua) -- Chile's Health Ministry reported on Monday 5,357 new COVID-19 infections and 100 more deaths in one day, amid a slight decrease in the number of infections, for a total of 1,252,808 cases and 27,318 deaths.

Chile faced the peak of infections in April, with more than 9,000 cases registered in one day, which led to the quarantine of more than 80 percent of the country's population for a month.

According to the ministry, there has been a slight decrease in cases in the last few days, due to the quarantines and vaccination campaign underway, which has led to the resumption of commerce and classes in certain municipalities.

The South American country will hold elections on Saturday and Sunday for constituent conventions, mayors and councilors, for which several protocols have been established to maintain hygiene and physical distancing.

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