"The first death from a possible COVID-19 case was recorded on Feb. 15, while the first confirmed death by this disease was on Feb. 26,” DANE reported.
Colombia’s Health Ministry confirmed the first COVID-19 case in Bogota on March 6 and the first decease due to the virus on March 16. The deceased patient was a cab driver in Cartagena. DANE estimates COVID-19 spread started twenty days earlier.
According to DANE’s report on the pandemic's development at the 2020 first quarter, 30 deaths were reported from confirmed COVID-19 cases, 94 deaths from COVID-19 possible cases, and 2,135 deaths from pneumonia and influenza.