The Ministry of Health and Social Protection reported, This Saturday, February 13, 4,947 new cases of covid-19 infections in Colombia. In the last 24 hours, 42.804 tests of which 27,766 are PCR and 15,038 are antigens.
The report also notes that 229 colombians died of the disease. In this way, the country reaches a total of 57,725 deaths since the virus reached the national territory.
By aggregating all the figures, Colombia reached 2,190,116 infected, of which 47,859 are active cases and 2,078,391 correspond to positive cases that have already managed to overcome the coronavirus.
Regarding the regions with the most cases reported this Wednesday, Bogota leads the list with 1,314 infections, followed by the department of Valle with 409 and Antioquia with 598 positive cases.
There are 1,958 conglomerates in the country. The territories are: Amazonas, Antioquia (Ituango), Arauca, Atlántico, Barranquilla, Bogotá, Boyacá, Bolívar, Buenaventura, Caldas, Caquetá, Cartagena, Casanare, Cauca, Cesar, Chocó, Córdoba, Cundinamarca, Huila, La Guajira, Magdalena, Meta, Nariño, Norte de Santander, Putumayo, Quindío, Risaralda, San Andrés, Santa Marta, Santander, Sucre, Tolima, Valle, Vaupés, Vichada, Guaviare and Guainía.
Minister Fernando Ruiz warned EPS and IPS that they must include the data of these people, who are also in the first line of care for the pandemic, before February 20, the day on which vaccination begins.
From this Wednesday, February 10, they are available on the portal ‘My vaccine’, the data of the medical personnel who are in the first line of care against the pandemic, so that these professionals know when they will be vaccinated against the coronavirus. However, the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz, has called for attention to hospitals and, in general, to institutions that provide health services, for not including all the personnel who deserve to be prioritized.
The portal, in which Colombians will be able to check the date and place of vaccination, has been enabled since last February 5; at first, only those over 80 years of age could check their vaccination date. Then, The IPS and EPS were in charge of uploading the information of those employees who are in constant risk of contagion, so that they are also part of the first stage of vaccination that begins this February 20.
Nevertheless, Minister Ruiz warned that health companies were not including all staff which should be prioritized in the first stage of vaccination because, due to their work, they are in contact with patients positive for covid-19, this includes, the minister clarified, to all those who work in intensive care units and emergency units.
In these places, which is where infected patients are usually treated, not only are doctors and nurses, according to the guidelines of the Health portfolio, Hospitals should also take into account the orderlies, orderlies and those who are in charge of cleaning the place, which, according to the denunciations of Minister Ruiz, are not being included by the IPS.
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