By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
The Colombia Health Ministry reported an additional nearly 8,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, putting the country total to 758,398, surpassing Peru to become the country with the fifth most cases globally.
Colombia has reported 2,726 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among pregnant women reported, including 40 deaths (2%, including 32 early maternal deaths and 8 late maternal deaths) through September 14. 737 of the cases were reported in Bogota.
To date, Colombia has seen 15,537 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among persons of indigenous ethnicity, including 578 deaths (3.7%). This number of cases represents 2% of the total number of COVID-19 cases in Colombia.
More than 9,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported among healthcare workers, including 65 deaths and 9,385 recovered. Of the total confirmed cases, 646 (7%) were asymptomatic. About one-third of the cases were reported in Bogota.
Colombia has reported 3 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) in children and adolescents temporally related to COVID-19 and no deaths.