By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Colombia Ministry of Health has reported 4,881 confirmed COVID-19 cases to date, including 225 deaths. Over 1000 people have recovered.

Bogotá has seen the most cases with 2065, followed by Valle del Cauca with 797.

Villavicencio prison outbreak

A Colombian prison in the city of Villavicencio reported 78 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, more than among the total population of 1.7 million people in the Nariño department, on the border with Ecuador.

Of the cases, 58 are inmates, including three deaths, and the rest are prison officials, according to the Villavicencio mayor’s office.

Nuestra Señora de La Paz Clinic in Bogotá

Earlier this week, the Ministry of Health confirmed that at the Nuestra Señora de La Paz Clinic in Bogotá had reported there are 45 confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Due to this coronavirus outbreak, the clinic suspended emergency and outpatient services, and is not receiving new patients to contain the risk of new infections.

The Ministry of Health assured that since the outbreak was identified, the entity proceeded to accompany the institution with epidemiological surveillance measures , testing practice and continuous monitoring for the protection of staff and patients.

The Secretariat stated that none of the confirmed cases currently remains in the clinic , but were transferred to other hospital centers, and the clinic staff are isolated in their homes, complying with the mandatory quarantine.

Sandra Lorena Girón, director of epidemiology at the Ministry of Health, confirmed that of the 45 cases at the La Paz Clinic, 5 correspond to patients and 40 are workers at the institution.

The outbreak appears to have originated from contact with a patient confirmed as a positive case of COVID-19.

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