May 11, 2020 / 2:46 PM / in 19 days

Chile surpasses 30,000 cases of coronavirus, braces for winter

SANTIAGO, May 11 (Reuters) - Chile has surpassed 30,000 cases of coronavirus, the health ministry said on Monday, amid a spike in infections that has seen critical care units fill up quickly, leaving the country teetering on edge ahead of the coming southern hemisphere winter.

The health ministry said total cases since the outbreak began in early March had hit 30,063, while 323 people had died from the disease.

Reporting by Dave Sherwood,Editing by Franklin Paul

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