Healthcare System in Chile on Verge of Collapse

The Chilean Community of Intensive Care Medicine reported on Sunday that in some parts of Santiago the occupancy rate of beds stands between 96 and 99 percent.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile's President Sebastian Piñera has conceded his government's failures in managing the Covid-19 crisis. However, at the same time, he criticized the projections for infection and mortality rates.

Many of them had turned out to be "not very accurate" in recent months, he said, and "far from the truth".

Last Monday, the Institute for Health Monitoring and Evaluation (IHME) of Washington University published a report with updated projections for infection and mortality rates in South America caused by the novel coronavirus.

In addition to Brazil and Peru, the figures for Chile are . . .

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