Colombia surpasses 1 million Covid-19 cases

Sunday, 25 October 2020 - 10:34

Colombia has surpassed one million confirmed Covid-19 cases, becoming the second country in Latin America to report that number in less than a week.

The last 24 hours saw 8,769 new infections, bringing the total to 1,007,711 since the first case was detected on 06 March 6.

Deaths rose to 30,000 after authorities added 198 fatalities from the last 10 days.

With 50 million people, Colombia is the eighth country to top a million infections.

Besides Argentina and Brazil, the others are the United States, India, Russia, France and Spain.