Category Archives: Releases

Release 20200702

Dear LCO community: I hope you’re all doing very well. We are optimistic, as there are signs of a flattening out of the contagion curve at the national level, but also pessimistic, as the Coquimbo region looks bad. In today’s report from the Ministerio de Salud, 284,541 total cases of people infected with COVID-19 were…

Release 20200618, Dr. Eric Isaacs

Dear Colleague, Tomorrow, millions of people across our country will celebrate Juneteenth, the date in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger and 2,000 federal troops arrived in Confederate-controlled Texas to announce and enforce the emancipation of enslaved people throughout the state. Ever since, June 19 has been commemorated as the date—almost two and a half…

Release 20200605

Dear LCO Community: I hope that everybody are very well and taking care of themselves. Personally, my bones are feeling this confinement. I wonder if you feel this too: I would like to get to LCO; return to the routine of El Pino; participate in face-to-face meetings; see my sons, daughters, granddaughters and grandsons; and be back…

Release 20200508

Dear LCO collaborators, This morning the government reported 1,391 cases of COVID-19, 1,183 with symptoms and 208 asymptomatic. The last 8 days of infections represent almost 40% of the total cases since the arrival of the pandemic in Chile two months ago, specifically on March 3. During May, 67 people have died, equivalent to 22.7%…

Release 20200430

Dear LCO collaborators, Yesterday the authorities decreed phase 4 of the health emergency for the Coquimbo region. This means that there is no certainty of the origin of the infection in some cases, i.e. traceability was lost. At this stage, the Ministerio de Salud can propose safeguard measures for the population in the area, such…

Release 20200423

Dear Colleague, We are living through an unprecedented time. At the beginning of this year, none of us would have imagined that we were on the verge of a global health crisis. Now, as we face these extraordinary circumstances, it is inspiring to see the Carnegie community rising to this occasion and finding new, creative…

Release 20200416

Dear, Today, the Ministerio de Salud delivered a new balance sheet regarding the situation in Chile due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, the total number of people infected is 8,807, while the number of people who have died from this disease is 105. In the Coquimbo Region the number of infections remains low compared to…

Release 20200407

Dear, In order to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country, the authorities have decreed a series of new measures. One of these, set forth in JDN Exempt Resolution No. 10, affects freedom of movement in the Coquimbo region, as of April 6, 2020 and until further notice. Therefore, all persons living…

Release 20200330

Dear collaborators, The current health emergency resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Until 21:00 on March 29, 2020, Ministerio de Salud reported a total of 2449 cases nationwide, of which 27 are in the Coquimbo region and 2 in the Atacama region. In addition, added to the national curfew (22:00 – 05:00) and…

Release 20200316

Dear collaborators, Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 outbreak, the observatory’s management has chosen to adopt the following emergency measures, which aim to increase social distancing, protect our staff over 60, and decrease the risk of contagion: LCO operations are reduced to a minimum for a period of at least 14 days, which…