Woman campaigns for coronavirus prevention in Bogota, Colombia Image: Getty Images
Colombia this weekend surpassed the symbolic mark of one million cases of covid-19 registered in the country since the beginning of the pandemic, according to an official report by the Ministry of Health.
According to the report, 8,769 new infections have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,007,711 since the first case was detected on 6 March
The number of deaths rose to 30,000, 198 of which were recorded in the last balance sheet, which, according to the authorities, does not reflect the number of deaths in those 24 hours, but rather collects data from the last 10 days.
With 50 million inhabitants, Colombia is the eighth country to overcome one million infections, behind the United States, India, Brazil, Russia, Argentina, Spain and France.
* With information from Dow Jones Newswires