Minsalud confirms that at least 80% of the population will be covered by covid
Life, 07/01/2022 – 09:14
Julián Fernández, director of epidemiology and demography of the Ministry of Health, warned that Colombia will have an “unimaginable volume”, never before observed in the rate of covid contagion attacks, which could reach 80% of the population.
Likewise, he argued that a volume of asymptomatic patients will be registered with an abrupt or abysmal increase.
“We are going to have an unimaginable volume a few weeks ago of symptomatic cases and asymptomatic cases that it can be five to ten times more. We are talking about a volume never seen before, Even in other respiratory viruses, attack rates estimated at 80% of the population will go away or we will become infected, “said Fernández.
The statements are given in the context of the new provisions established by the Ministry of Health, which specified that, from now on, isolates change due to covid-19 cases in the country and the respective moments for taking the tests.
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He explained that these new provisions were adopted after the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz convened the experts that make up the consensus group for the diagnosis of covid-19 management, led by the Colombian Association of Infectious Diseases and Given the international evolution of the pandemic and the emergency derived from the omicron variant.