Chile's government has raised the number of confirmed deaths from the Feb 27 earthquake and tsunami to 486. A report last week listed 432 dead.
A report released yesterday by the Interior Ministry also lowers the number of missing to 79 from 98.
The 8.8-magnitude quake devastated a vast area of south-central Chile, causing nearly USD 30 billion in damage, according to the government. In the first week after the quake, the estimated death toll rose above 800 due to double counting among government agencies.