Covid-19 in Colombia: from January 8 to 14, 4,780 new infections were registered
The Ministry of Health report also indicates that 24 Colombians died from the disease in the last week
Covid-19 in Colombia: from January 8 to 14, 4,780 new infections were registered. (Infobae, Jesús Avilés)
The Ministry of Health reported 4,780 new cases of covid-19 In colombia. In the last week, from January 8 to 14, 2023, 29,692 tests were processed, of which 12,983 were PCR and 16,709 were antigens.
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The report from the Health and Social Protection portfolio also indicates that 24 Colombians died from the disease in the last week. In this way, the country reaches a total of 142,385 deaths from the virus since the start of the pandemic.
< p class="paragraph">By conglomerating all the figures, Colombia reached a total of 6,354,751 infections, of which 5,928 are active cases, while there are 6,175,243 people who have already overcome the disease.
Covid Map January 8 to January 14.
Regarding the regions with the most reported cases, Bogotá leads with 2,304 infected, followed by Antioquia with 664, and Valle del Cauca in third place with 566.
Covid table by department
It should be noted that there are 16 conglomerates in the country. The territories are: Antioquia, Bogotá D.C., Caquetá, Casanare, Cundianmarca, Nariño, Quindío, Risaralda, San Andrés and Tolima.
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This is how vaccination is going in the country
The most recent report from the Ministry of Health also indicates that, with cut For the period from January 4 to 10, 2023, a total of 90,145,179 doses were applied in Colombiaof the vaccine against covid-19.
Covid vaccination map
According to the same report, the number of Colombians with the complete vaccination scheme, that is, those who have already received the two doses of the biological, currently amounts to 36,274,247 people, while 6,675,878 people have been immunized with single doses. Similarly, 14,650,916 booster doses have been applied.
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In the same way, during that time a total of 43,442 vaccines, of which 6,055 correspond to the second injection, while another 1,491 were single doses.
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Coronavirus is no longer the main cause of death in Colombia
The National Department of Statistics (Dane) published the vital statistics figures at the end of December and showed that the coronavirus is no longer the main cause of death in Colombia. Although these indicators would be encouraging after two years of health contingency, the authorities are still maintaining coronavirus prevention and mitigation actions, which skyrocketed in recent weeks due to the Christmas festivities and the winter wave.
According to the report, in the last quarter of 2022, the population that registered the highest number of deaths were adults over 60 years of age, with a total of 49,884 cases (72.2%). According to Dane, these data represent a reduction compared to 2021, since in that year the virus “was the leading cause of death in Colombia with a total of 84,312 cases,” with men being the most affected by the virus. 60% of the cases.
“Most of these deaths were caused by ischemic heart diseases and the rest by cerebrovascular diseases”, explained the entity and confirmed that in the In the last three months of 2022, there were 31,153 deaths in men and 29,466 deaths in women from natural causes.
“It should be noted that deaths from COVID-19 they appear again among the first 10 causes of natural death in the case of men”, he added.