Coronavirus.- Colombia touches 1.5 million cases after registering 13,990 COVID-19 infections

MADRID, 20 (EUROPA PRESS)

Colombia is close to one and a half million cases of coronavirus after registering 13,990 new infections this Saturday, bringing the total number of infections to 1,496,062, according to the country’s Ministry of Health.

In addition, 249 people have died in the last 24 hours from the disease, bringing the total number of deaths from COVID-19 so far from the pandemic to 40,268 deaths.

Currently, there are 89,176 active cases in the South American country where 8,522 patients have been discharged this Saturday, which means that 1,362,543 have overcome the disease.

Bogotá is at the forefront of infections with more than 3,000 daily positives and an accumulated number of infections since March of 421,759, the highest in the country.

The mayor of the city, Claudia López, has reprimanded her citizens on Twitter and assured that the city should “take more care measures”, since among the population “there does not seem to be a conscious and responsible response” to the Christmas holidays.

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