Authorities say Chile, which has one of the highest totals for coronavirus cases in Latin America, confirmed 87 deaths from the virus in one day Wednesday, the largest single-day spike since the outbreak began more than two months ago.
A surge in coronavirus cases in Chile has overwhelmed the country's healthcare system.
The increase in cases and deaths prompted authorities to extend a quarantine in Santiago for a fourth week.
So far, Chile has confirmed more than 113,000 COVID-19 cases and more than 1,200 deaths.
Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Mexico, Haiti, Argentina and Bolivia comprise the Latin American countries with the largest caseloads.
Dr. Michael Ryan, WHO’s executive...