COVID-19 in Colombia, May

Colombia // 30 May, 2020

At least 26,688 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed with at least 853 deaths. See the Ministry of Health and Social Protection (MoHSP) COVID-19 page (in Spanish).

30 May:  Over 6,000 new cases have been reported in the past 7 days.  The overall trend of the outbreak in Colombia is increasing. 

23 May: Colombia continues to report thousands of cases over the past few days. Amazonas is the department reporting the highest rate of confirmed cases per 100,000 people. They are also in need of PPE for health personnel and cleaning supplies for hospitals. In addition, some communities face difficulties accessing safe water and food, essential to support people during national lock-down orders.

20 May: Continuing increase in cases, taking the total to 17,687 cases and 630 deaths. Of these 4,256 people have recovered. Bogota remains the most affected area with 6,189 cases, over one-third of the national total. Amazonas, Atlantico, Bolivar and Valle del Cauca departments have all reported well over 1,000 cases each. Easing of some restrictions and opening up of the economy is underway.

12 May: Case numbers continue to increase with the total now standing at 11,613; sharply increased from the total of just under 8,000 cases this time last week. The latest peak on 6 May at 640 new cases/day may represent a turning point but it will be important to watch the response to containment measures in the next few days.

5 May: With a general increase in the reports of new cases of COVID in recent days, the epidemic in Colombia has not yet experienced its first peak and restrictions continue in attempts to control the spread of infection.

1 May: Case numbers reported each day continue to fluctuate but the overall trend appears to still be climbing, with over 250 cases per day on average since 29 April and continuing into May. Cases have been confirmed in 26 of the 32 departments and five districts of the country. The departments and districts with the highest mortality rates are: Santa Martha, Amazonas, Cartagena, Bogota, Valle del Cauca, Risaralda, Quindío and Huila.



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