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Nine coronavirus mutants have been found in southern Chile, one of which has not yet been found in other parts of the world.

Nine coronavirus mutants have been found in southern Chile, one of which has not yet been found in other parts of the world.

△Picture from the Presidential Palace of Chile

December 23 local time, Chile’s Ministry of Health released the latest data. There were 1,726 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the country, with a total of 590,914 confirmed cases; 11 new deaths, with a total of 16,228 deaths; 561,794 cured cases; and 1,256 cases. 1 case.

On that day, a total of 31,234 nucleic acid tests were conducted, with a positive rate of 5.5%.

Chile’s Ministry of Health said that in the past week, only one region of the country has seen a decline in the number of new cases and the epidemic has been repeated.

Relevant research institutions of the University of Magellan in Chile pointed out that a total of nine coronavirus mutants have been found in the most affected Magellanic region of the country, one of which has not yet been found in other parts of the world and is highly infectious.

On the same day, Chilean President Pinheira announced that the first 10,000 doses of vaccine will arrive in Chile on the 24th, and vaccination will begin immediately thereafter.

The first batch of people to be vaccinated will be medical staff working in areas with severe epidemics. In the future, 30,000 other doses of different vaccines will arrive in Chile one after another.

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