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October 24, 20 - 11:50 am - LABS

Chile surpasses 500,000 COVID-19 cases, Colombia reaches 1 million

Chile has more than 500,000 coronavirus cases since the outbreak began in March, the health ministry said on Saturday, reported Reuters.

In Colombia, even though the Minister of Health, Fernando Ruiz Gómez, said that the COVID-10 cases in the country have been reduced during the last two months, according to La República, Colombia reached 1 million confirmed cases this Saturday, reported Portafolio.

Colombia is the 8th country in the world to reach 1 million cases. In incidence of the virus, Colombia appears in 26th place worldwide, with 19,461 cases per million inhabitants.

According to Reuters, Mexico’s health ministry reported on Friday 6,604 additional cases of the coronavirus and 418 more deaths in the country, bringing the official number of cases to 880,775 and the death toll to 88,312. As for Brazil, on Friday the country recorded 30,026 additional confirmed cases in the past 24 hours, and 571 deaths, the Health Ministry said.