Colombia registers 34,923 infections by Covid-19 in 24 hours | News

The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection registered 34,923 Covid-19 infections this Friday, the highest number since the start of the pandemic in the country, in addition to 106 deaths from the disease, the highest statistic after the 120 deaths. reported on August 19, 2021.

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According to the entity, the departments most affected by the pandemic are the Colombian capital of Bogotá, with 8,408 positive cases; Antioquia, with 4,814 infections; Valle del Cauca, with 4,642 positives; as well as Bolívar, with 2,555 infections.

Likewise, the Health portfolio reported that to date the South American nation has accumulated 5,475,904 confirmed cases, and in the case of the deceased, 130,731 fatalities due to the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2.



“In Colombia, more than 95 percent of the genomic surveillance isolates correspond to the Ómicron variant, where Ómicron arrives, it becomes dominant, and where it becomes dominant, it generates abrupt peaks,” assured the director of Epidemiology and Demography of the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, Julián Fernández Niño.

The manager emphasized, however, that most cases die due to other strains of the virus that causes Covid-19, such as Delta, and not due to Omicron, which generates great concern among specialists.



Around 3,322,562 infants have the first dose of anticovid vaccine, which represents 46 percent of the population between three and 11 years old; however, according to the Ministry of Health and Social Protection, it is a priority to reach 100 percent of children vaccinated before the start of the school year.