Despite the high infection rates, there is much optimism.
At a retirement home in the south of Chile where residents and personnel received a first vaccine dose in the opening week of February, a subsequent outbreak of coronavirus in the facility infected 70 people. The only death was a resident who hadn't been vaccinated.
There is much hope, too, in hospitals.
Ugarte said that during the worst stages of the pandemic last year, the Coquimbo hospital was seeing between 150 and 170 of its 1,700-strong workforce infected with COVID-19.
"Now, with 80 per cent of the staff having been fully vaccinated for a few weeks, there is one!" he added, calling it "the first great demonstration" of the vaccine's impact.
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