Sat, 24 Oct 2020

BOGOTA, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- The Colombian Ministry of Health and Social Protection announced Saturday that the country's COVID-19 cases have risen to 806,038, with 25,296 deaths.

A total of 7,721 new cases and 193 more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, said the ministry.

The National Indigenous Organization of Colombia revealed that to date, 27,608 members of various indigenous communities have been infected with the virus, of whom 1,013 have died.

A survey recently conducted by the National Administrative Department of Statistics showed that only 69.9 percent respondents said they would be willing to receive a vaccine in the future.

A new phase featuring Selective Isolation, Distancing, and Individual Responsibility began this month, as the country attempts to reactivate its economy amid the pandemic.

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