Over 89m COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in Colombia

A nurse vaccinates a person against COVID-19 at the Francisco de Paula Santander International Bridge in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, on March 11, 2022. (SCHNEYDER MENDOZA / AFP)

BOGOTA / MOSCOW – Colombia has received a total of 93,502,966 COVID-19 vaccine doses, of which 89,310,214 have been applied, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

In the past week, 100,510 doses were applied, of which 17,217 were second doses and 3,611 were single-dose vaccines, said the ministry.

As part of the National Vaccination Plan, 36,191,103 people have received the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 30,132,460 received a second dose, while 6,651,795 have received a single-dose vaccine.

So far, 36,784,255 people in the country have been fully vaccinated and 14,341,000 have received a booster dose, while 1,993,856 have received a second booster dose.

As of Thursday, Colombia had recorded 6,309,716 COVID-19 infections and 141,837 deaths, said the ministry.

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Russia registered 7,107 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the national tally to 21,416,922, the official monitoring and response center said Sunday.

The center said the national death toll increased by 79 to 390,029, while the number of recoveries grew by 11,527 to 20,787,116.

Meanwhile, Moscow reported 759 new cases, taking its total caseload to 3,229,558.