Bogotá, May 26 . .- Colombia reached 23,003 cases of coronavirus on Tuesday by adding 1,022 new infections, while the fatalities are already 776, with the report of 26 deaths on the day, health authorities reported.

According to the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health, Bogotá had the highest number of infections, with 357, followed by the departments of Valle del Cauca (183), Atlántico (166), Bolívar (73), Antioquia (72), Cundinamarca (49 ) and Amazonas (29).

The other cases were counted in Magdalena (24), Nariño and Tolima (13), Chocó (12), La Guajira and Cesar (5), Huila and Boyacá (4), Cauca and Meta (3), Caldas, Caquetá and Norte Santander (2), and Córdoba (1).

This is the second day in which the country reports more than 1,000 daily infections, after last Saturday the Ministry of Health reported 1,046 cases.

With today’s figures, Bogotá, the region of the country with the most infections, reached 7,743 cases, followed by the departments of Atlántico (3,019), Valle del Cauca (2,673), Bolívar (2,378), Amazonas (1,534), Meta (972) and Antioquia (933).

Nariño (801), Cundinamarca (587), Magdalena (528), Risaralda (245), Huila (241) and Tolima (237) also have significant numbers.

Most of today’s 26 fatalities occurred in three regions with six cases each: Bogotá, Cartagena de Indias and the Valle del Cauca department (five in Cali and one in Buenaventura).

The department of Atlántico added three other deceased (two in Barranquilla and one in the neighboring city of Soledad).

The remaining five cases were counted in Leticia (capital of the Amazon), Tumaco (Nariño), Ciénaga (Magdalena), Montería (capital of Córdoba) and Guateque (Boyacá).


Health authorities today processed a record 10,306 tests, focused on 163 places where the pandemic is strongest.

In total, 271,118 tests have been carried out in Colombia, of which 248,115 have given negative results.

In the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health recorded the recovery of 246 people, bringing the number of people cured of the disease to 5,511.