What is COVID-19?
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses (seven are known) that emerge periodically in different areas of the world and cause mild to severe Acute Respiratory Infection (ARI) in people and animals.
SARS-CoV-2 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been found in humans before. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported the occurrence of cases of Severe Acute Respiratory Infection (SARI) caused by a new coronavirus (COVID-2019), in Wuhan China since December 2019. Due to its high impact worldwide the WHO declared the outbreak as a pandemic.
In Colombia, the first case of COVID-19 was recorded on March 6, 2020. The infected person was a traveler who arrived in Bogotá from Spain, who received appropriate care and treatment and is now cured.