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Chile: Epidemiological Update: Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) - 14 April 2021

Countries: Argentina, Aruba (The Netherlands), Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba (The Netherlands), Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Curaçao (The Netherlands), Dominican Republic, Ecuador, French Guiana (France), Guadeloupe (France), Jamaica, Martinique (France), Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico (The United States of America), Saint Barthélemy (France), Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (France), Sint Maarten (The Netherlands), Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, United States of America, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) Sources: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization Please refer to the attached file. Executive Summary As of 13 April 2021, 136,115,434 confirmed cumulative cases of COVID-19 were reported globally, including 2,936,916 deaths, for which the Region of the Americas contributed 43% of cases and 48% of deaths. In the first trimester of 2021, the North and South American subregions contributed the highest proportion of cases and deaths, contributing 59% and 60% of cases and 39% and 38% of deaths, respectively. As of 13 April 2021, Aruba, Brazil, Canada, Costa Rica, French Guiana, Panama, Saint Martin, Suriname, and the United States of America have detected the three variants of concern (VOC). The number of pregnant and postpartum women with COVID-19 continues to increase, with 10% and 8% of additional cases and deaths, respectively, compared to the previous publication on March 11. Among indigenous peoples in 15 countries, 423,423 cases were reported, including 6,970 deaths. A total of 22 countries and territories have reported 4,960 cumulative confirmed cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents (MIS-C) temporally related to COVID-19, including 111 deaths. Regarding health workers, 20 countries have reported 1,773,169 cases, including 8,655 deaths. This document includes an analysis of the COVID-19 situation in Chile, highlighting the epidemic incidence and mortality curves at the national level, COVID-19 among older adults, and COVID-19 among children and adolescents. It is important to consider that COVID-19 vaccination is part of the measures to contain the pandemic, but without public health and social distancing measures, it does not by itself reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2.


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