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Chile surpasses Germany and Iran to become 9th worst-hit country in the world

Christian Fernsby |
Chile on Thursday overtook Germany and Iran to become the 9th country with highest number of coronavirus cases in the world.

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Topics: CHILE    GERMANY    IRAN   

The Ministry of Health reported 4,475 new cases of coronavirus, bringing the total number of infected people to 225,103 since last March 3, when the so-called ‘patient 0’ was reported.

In addition, 226 deaths due to coronavirus were reported, bringing the total number to 3,841.

Health Minister Enrique Paris emphasized that the Minsal campaign will continue to focus on “detecting cases by doing many exams and tracing them in order to be isolated.”

South America has become the new epicentre of the global coronavirus outbreak, with Chile, Peru and Brazil particularly hard hit.

Iran, which reported its first coronavirus cases and deaths on the same day in February, the Middle East’s first and biggest outbreak of the virus, now ranks 10th in the list of countries with highest number of coronavirus.

The Asian nation has a total of 197,647 cases, with 9,272 deaths.


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