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Chile reports 382,111 COVID-19 cases, 10,340 deaths

15 Aug 2020, 06:30 GMT+10

SANTIAGO, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chile reported on Friday that the total number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the South American country has risen to 382,111, with 10,340 deaths.

According to the Health Ministry, in the previous 24 hours, tests detected 2,077 new cases and 41 more patients died of the virus.

Chilean health authorities said 355,037 people have recovered from the disease and 16,734 cases are considered active.

Chile is under a state of catastrophe declared months ago to better enforce lockdown and social distancing measures with the help of the army and police force, including a nighttime curfew.

Given a drop in new cases, the Chilean government has begun to gradually lift restrictions in the country in an attempt to reactivate the economy, though areas with a high level of new cases remain under quarantine.

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