Coronavirus cases in Colombia pass 900,000

BOGOTA (Reuters) — Cases of Coronavirus in Colombia hit an altitude of 900,000 on Saturday, with COVID-19 deaths closed in 27,700.

According to the health ministry, the Andes nation has 902,747 cases of the virus, with 27,660 deaths recorded.

Cases active 89,925.

In March, Colombia started to lock down for more than five months.

It started in September, and requires restaurants and foreign flights to dine in a more narrowly "selective" quarantine.

It will run until the end of October.

The boundary between land and water is closed and concerts and other significant activities remain forbidden.

According to local health officials, intensive care units in Bogota, which account for about a third of Colombia's incidents, have a capability of about 64%.

(Oliver Griffin's report; Chris Reese's editing)