Colombia reached 24,104 coronavirus infections on Wednesday, registering a record of 1,101 new cases, while the number of deaths rose to 803 with the report of 27 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The Ministry of Health also reported the recovery of 600 people, which raised the national number of cured of the disease to 6,111, equivalent to 25.3% of those infected.
The entity’s daily bulletin details that the greatest number of new patients took place in Bogotá (303), followed by the departments of Amazonas (189), Valle del Cauca (155), Bolívar (136), Atlántico (95), Cundinamarca (51), Chocó (33) and Antioquia (27).
The rest were recorded in Nariño (24), Magdalena (19), Cesar (15), Quindío (13), Boyacá (12), Huila (5), Risaralda and Caldas (4), Sucre, Córdoba, Norte de Santander and Cauca (3), San Andrés (2), Casanare and La Guajira (1).
The Colombian capital has a total of 8,045 infected, a figure that maintains it as the main source of contagion in the country, above the departments of Atlántico (3,114), Valle del Cauca (2,828), Bolívar (2,516), Amazonas (1,723) , Meta (972), Antioquia (960), Nariño (825), Cundinamarca (639) and Magdalena (548).
Regarding the 27 deaths, the health entity reported that the highest number of deaths was concentrated in two regions with nine cases each: Bogotá and Bolívar (eight in Cartagena and one in Arjona).
The department of Atlántico reported three deaths (two in Barranquilla and one in Malambo), and Valle del Cauca had the same number (two in Cali and one in Buenaventura).
In Nariño, two other deaths were counted (one in Tumaco and the other in Potosí), and the last victim died in Leticia, the capital of the Amazon.
Referring to the 803 deaths recorded in the country to date, the Health Minister, Fernando Ruiz, said that it is relatively low, which he attributed to the Government’s measures to maintain the social isolation of those over 70 years of age and other people who they are at greater risk because of their medical history.
“We have achieved low mortality rates based on the protection of the elderly,” Ruiz said in the daily television program in which Colombian President Iván Duque reports on the evolution of the pandemic.
On this day, the health entities processed 12,346 tests, a record number, concentrated in areas of high risk of contagion.
In total, in Colombia 283,463 tests have been performed, of which 259,360 have been negative for COVID-19.