By NewsDesk  @infectiousdiseasenews

The Colombia Health Ministry reported an additional nearly 8,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases Saturday, putting the country total to 758,398, surpassing Peru to become the country with the fifth most cases globally.

More than 620,000 cases have recovered, or some 82 percent to date and 24,039 deaths have been recorded.

Colombia has reported 2,726 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among pregnant women reported, including 40 deaths (2%, including 32 early maternal deaths and 8 late maternal deaths) through September 14. 737 of the cases were reported in Bogota.

To date, Colombia has seen 15,537 confirmed cases of COVID-19 among persons of indigenous ethnicity, including 578 deaths (3.7%). This number of cases represents 2% of the total number of COVID-19 cases in Colombia.

More than 9,600 confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported among healthcare workers, including 65 deaths and 9,385 recovered. Of the total confirmed cases, 646 (7%) were asymptomatic. About one-third of the cases were reported in Bogota.

Colombia has reported 3 cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) in children and adolescents temporally related to COVID-19 and no deaths.

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