By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Colombia Ministerio de Salud y Protección Social that the outbreak of COVID-19 in the country has reached 489,122 confirmed cases since the pandemic reached the country in Bogotá in March.

12,462 cases were reported on Tuesday and officials say the death numbers decreased for the third consecutive day with 247 reported. This is much lower than the high of 380 fatalities reported in late July.

Bogotá has seen the most cases in this pandemic with 171,312, followed by Antioquia with 64,679.

The improvement in conditions has prompted the Colombian government to reopen flights at Bogotá’s El Dorado airport, which has been closed for some 5 months.

The country’s civil aviation authority presented the government of President Iván Duque 14 domestic routes ready to resume operations. The destinations with direct flights to Bogotá are Rionegro, Medellín, Cali, Bucaramanga, Barranquilla, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Monteria, Pereira, Cucuta, Pasto, Villavicencio and San Andrés.