Colombia reports 9,756 more COVID-19 cases, 196 deaths

Source: Xinhua| 2020-11-07 12:38:19|Editor: huaxia

BOGOTA, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) -- The number of COVID-19 infections in Colombia has reached 1,127,733, with 9,756 new cases registered in the past 24 hours, Colombian health authorities said Friday.

Meanwhile, 196 more deaths were reported, raising the nationwide death toll to 32,405, the authorities said, adding that 1,020,263 people have so far recovered from the disease.

Claudia Lopez, mayor of the capital city Bogota, said on Friday that the in-person classes will resume next year with biosafety measures in place and alternate with students.

"In January, the children will return to school without any more excuses. Bogota is responsibly prepared to do so and will take the best care of children, young people and teachers," the mayor said.

The Colombian government has extended the selective quarantine phase until Dec. 1 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Enditem