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Colombia continues with the upward trend and reports a new record of deaths from COVID-19

The Ministry of Health of Colombia confirmed this Thursday 190 deaths from COVID-19, a figure that confirms the upward trend in deaths from the disease in the country while infections continue to increase due to the incidence of the omicron variant.

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With today’s 30,506 infections (33% positivity), Colombia reaches 5,655,026 cases of coronavirus, of which 150,785 are still active, 131,627 are people who have died and 5.3 million have recovered.

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This same Thursday, the Colombian vice president and foreign minister, Marta Lucía Ramírez, reported that she was infected with coronavirus, for the second time, although she said that the symptoms are mild and that she continues to work virtually.

The first time that the 67-year-old Colombian vice president tested positive for coronavirus was in October 2020, when she was preparing to travel to a governors’ summit.


According to the Ministry of Health, Bogotá is where the most cases were confirmed today, with 8,893, followed by Antioquia (3,915), Valle del Cauca (3,795), Cundinamarca (1,857) and Bolívar (1,734).

On the other hand, in deaths, of which 162 belong to previous days, the department of Valle del Cauca was again the most affected, with 50, followed by Antioquia (25), Bogotá (21) and Quindío (13).

Today, 92,208 diagnostic samples were processed in the country, 41,234 of them PCR and 50,974 of antigens.

On the other hand, with the 284,729 vaccines given on Tuesday (108,612 are second doses and 20,115 single doses), Colombia already has more than 30.2 million people with the complete schedule (single dose or two vaccines), that is, 59.5 % of the population.

In the country, 68,880,919 vaccines have already been administered, and 4,753,812 have their booster dose.

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