Colombia’s COVID-19 deaths top 53,000

People wearing face masks walk down a street, during the reactivation of several economic sectors after the end of quarantine due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Bogota, Colombia

Colombia reported 371 more deaths from COVID-19 over the past 24 hours, raising the country’s death toll to 53,284, the Ministry of Health and Social Protection said on Friday.

Up to 10,058 new COVID-19 cases were registered in the same period, taking the country’s total caseload to 2,077,633,

The Colombian government has extended the health emergency over COVID-19 till Feb. 28, urging people to avoid crowds and observe safety measures to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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