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What Colombia’s Record Says About COVID-19 Testing

June 17, 2020

BOGOTÁ – The view from Colombia as the coronavirus hobbled health systems in Italy, Spain and beyond was a frightening one If developed economies could be brought to their knees by COVID-19, what would happen to us But while the outbreak has indeed had tragic consequences – more than 1,800 Colombians have lost their lives to the virus so far – we have largely avoided the saturated hospital systems and skyrocketing mortality rates seen elsewhere in the region By cases per million residents Colombia ranks as only the 71st most affected country in the world Deaths per million are well...

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