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Colombia exceeds 57,000 cases of coronavirus: 33,856 are active

Colombia reached 57,046 coronavirus cases and 1,864 deaths from COVID-19. Meanwhile, there are already 21,326 recovered patients, so the active cases reached 33,856.

This is recorded in the report of the Ministry of Health on Wednesday, which confirms 2,115 new cases and 63 deaths.

Colombia continues to advance in the economic recovery . Bogotá has already authorized the reopening of some shopping centers and beauty salons, provided they do not exceed 35% of their capacity.

The city is on orange alert because the occupation of intensive care units (ICU) exceeded 50%. However, this alert applies only to the hospital system. This measure allows the Ministry of Health to assume control of ICUs in private and public entities to make them available to patients who need them.

Meanwhile, the national government is already working on protocols for the pilot plans to reopen churches and worship centers, which will begin in two municipalities (Salamina, Caldas, and Aguazul, Casanare) . Subsequently, populations that do not have cases of coronavirus may make the request to reopen the churches.

In the case of schools, the Ministry of Education has reported that the alternating class model (between face-to-face and virtual) could start to be applied in non-Covid municipalities. This will have to be coordinated with the Secretariats of Education.

On the other hand, the world continues to advance in possible treatments for coronavirus and Covid-19 disease. The Oxford University lab has announced that vaccines are being produced that could be sold in December after they are tested .

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