During the daily COVID-19 update, Health Minister Enrique Paris referred to the progress that has been made with the COVID-19 immunization rollout, announcing that 7,600,908 people have been vaccinated, equal to 50% of the target population for vaccination. Minister Paris said this number is “a milestone that was reached this morning” and expressed his thanks to the healthcare workers and the National Immunization Plan for the hard work being carried out during this inoculation campaign.
Meanwhile, 5,126,051 people have fully completed the vaccine series, equal to 32.7% of the target population.
Minister Paris emphasized that Chile ranks “third in the world in terms of having vaccinated the most people per capita and currently ranks fifth in terms of speed of immunizations.”
The Public Health Undersecretary announced the following changes to the Plan Paso a Paso.
The following municipalities will move forward to Transition at 5am on Monday, April 19: Coquimbo Region - La Serena, Los Vilos, Monte Patria and Coquimbo; O’Higgins Region - Peumo and Santa Cruz; Ñuble Region - Quillón; La Araucanía Region - Los Sauces; Los Ríos Region - Los Lagos.
Moving back to Transition at 5am on Saturday, April 17 is the municipality of Paredones in the O’Higgins Region.
Meanwhile, the municipality of Pozo Almonte in the Tarapacá Region and the municipality of Retiro in the Maule Region are moving back to Quarantine.