For the first time after 18 months, the Ministry of Health from Chile announced Tuesday that no deaths from the coronavirus in 24 hours, a news that comes in the midst of a decrease in infections and the debate over the application or not of the third dose of the vaccine.

The Department of Health Statistics and Information (DEIS) registered 297 new cases of coronavirus and no deaths in the last 24 hours, something that had not happened since March 2020, while the occupation of intensive care beds is at 44%, according to Télam.

Chile is one of the countries that has made the most progress in its vaccination campaign in the world, 72.3% of its population is fully immunized and as of September 27, children between 6 and 12 years old will begin to receive their first dose, from the chinese lab Sinovac.

Despite the request of the World Health Organization (WHO) of not applying booster injections and donating these vaccines to nations with fewer resources, Chile has already applied 2.3 million third doses to those over 55 and chronically ill, a decision that defended the Health Minister, Enrique Paris.

In addition, the Chilean official pointed out that if the decrease in infections and the delay in the arrival of the Delta variant continue, there will be changes from October in the borders that have been closed to tourists since April.

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