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Colombia exceeds 4,000 deaths from COVID-19 as it struggles to prevent an outbreak in the Amazon

The Colombian Department of Health reported on Monday that 4,064 people in the country have died from the disease of the new coronavirus while the authorities are working to prevent a possible outbreak in the Amazonas department, one of the U.S.’s most impoverished regions in the country.

In their latest report, health authorities reported that 3,721 people had tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours as the number of cases accumulated across the country increased to 117,110.

122 people died on the last day, while 47,781 have so far overcome the disease. The total number of active cases in the country is 64,907. Bogotá remains the region with the most registered cases with 36,554, while Atlántico with 27,251 is the department with the most infections.

Colombia exceeds 4,000 deaths from COVID-19 as it struggles to prevent an outbreak in the Amazon
Colombia exceeds 4,000 deaths from COVID-19 as it struggles to prevent an outbreak in the Amazon

The other department that is of particular importance to the Colombian authorities is that of the Amazon in the south of the country, which not only shares porous borders with Brazil, the epicenter of COVID-19 in the region due to its geographical location, but also, because it is one of the regions with fewer resources and greater precariousness in public health.

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