Colombia tops 100,000 coronavirus cases, posts new daily record

Bogota, July 2 (RHC)-- Colombia's confirmed coronavirus infections crossed the 100,000 case threshold on Wednesday, as the country's quarantine measures roll on and intensive care units fill, Reuters news agency reported.

Confirmed coronavirus cases now number 102,009, the health ministry said -- 54,941 of which are active.  Some 3,470 people have died in Colombia.

Wednesday also marked the highest-ever daily increase in confirmed cases with an uptick of 4,163.

The mayor of the country's capital Bogota said over the weekend the city should prepare for a stricter lockdown as ICUs reached 70 percent capacity, but ruled out tougher measures after the national government turned over hundreds of additional ventilators.

Edited by Ed Newman



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