May 24 coronavirus news

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8:19 p.m. ET, May 23, 2020

43rd member of the NYPD dies of Covid-19 complications

From CNN's Laura Ly

The New York Police Department has lost a 43rd member to complications of Covid-19, according to the NYPD's daily coronavirus report.

Doris Kirkland died Friday after having served as a school safety agent for over 30 years, the NYPD said.

To date, 5,739 members of the NYPD have tested positive for coronavirus, 5,598 of whom have returned to work full-time after recovering, the report said.

On Saturday, 2.6%, or 926 members, of the NYPD's uniformed workforce were out sick – down from a high of 19.8%. A total of 80 uniformed members and 19 civilian members are still out sick diagnosed with coronavirus, the NYPD said.

8:40 p.m. ET, May 23, 2020

Chile reports more than 3,500 new Covid-19 cases in a single day

From CNN's Ana Cucalon

A health worker opens the window of a field clinic where patients suspected of having the coronavirus are treated in Santiago, Chile.
A health worker opens the window of a field clinic where patients suspected of having the coronavirus are treated in Santiago, Chile. Esteban Felix/AP

Chile's Ministry of Health reported 3,536 new cases of the novel coronavirus in a single day, bringing the country's total to 65,393, as of Saturday afternoon.

Forty three new deaths brought the country's total fatalities to 673.

After Brazil and Peru, Chile has one of the highest number of confirmed cases in Latin America.