July 5, 2020

Colombia confirms 568 new cases of COVID-19 and reaches 11,063 infected



The Colombian Government confirmed this Sunday 568 new cases of COVID-19 and the total number of those infected reached 11,063, while it reported 18 deaths, four of them in the Amazon, and the fatalities in the country are already 463.

According to the daily report of the Ministry of Health, Bogotá is the region with the most cases in the last 24 hours, with 127, followed by the departments of Bolívar (97), Amazonas (94), Atlántico (63) and Nariño (34) .

The rest were diagnosed in Huila (31); Tolima (27); Goal (25); La Guajira (12); Valle del Cauca (11); Córdoba and Magdalena (8); Boyacá (6); Cauca, Norte de Santander and Cundinamarca (5); Sucre and Antioquia (2); Chocó, Caquetá, Quindío, Cesar and Casanare (1).

In Putumayo, on the border with Peru and Ecuador, the first contagion was confirmed, so there are already confirmed cases in 27 of the 32 departments of Colombia.

The only ones in which patients have not yet been reported are Guaviare, Vaupés, Guainía and Vichada, located in the Amazon region, and in Arauca, on the border with Venezuela.

Regarding the 18 deaths, the health authorities reported that six occurred in Bogotá; four in the Amazon (three in Leticia and one in Puerto Nariño), and three in Tolima (two in Ibagué and one in Melgar).

The rest happened in Cartagena de Indias (Bolívar), Magüí Payán (Nariño), Dagua (Valle del Cauca), Soledad (Atlántico) and Neiva (Huila).

During the day, 6,484 tests were processed, for a total of 151,396 since the pandemic began in the country more than two months ago.

The Ministry of Health also noted that 136 people have overcome the disease in the last 24 hours, for which 2,705 people have already recovered in Colombia.

Bogotá remains the main focus of the country’s coronavirus with 4,155 cases, followed by Valle del Cauca (1,331), Atlántico (970), Meta (923), Bolívar (679), Amazonas (527) and Antioquia (468).

There are also high records in Nariño (296), Cundinamarca (283), Magdalena (271), Risaralda (216), Huila (178), Tolima (130) and Caldas (100).

ANOTHER PHYSICIAN DIES IN BOGOTÁ

The Bogotá Ministry of Health reported on Sunday of the death by COVID-19 the doctor Miguel Barragán Nocua, who worked in the Chircales Health Services Unit, located in a neighborhood in the south of the city.

“The entity deeply regrets the departure of this professional, who was always a committed, charismatic worker and for years gave his best, for the health and well-being of the inhabitants of Bogotá,” the agency said.

According to figures from the National Institute of Health (INS), with a cut-off on Saturday the 9th, at least 678 members of the country’s health personnel have been infected with COVID-19 and nine of them died (four doctors, two nursing assistants, two drivers and an administrative).

Colombia is in mandatory quarantine against the coronavirus that began on March 25 and has been prolonged by the Government on three occasions, the last one until May 25.

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