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Colombia Coronavirus Cases Spiral as Lockdown Nears an End

  • Nation has world’s deadliest outbreak, in per-capita figures
  • Streets grow more crowded as quarantine fatigue sets in
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Global Coronavirus Cases Top 20 Million

Colombia now has the fourth-highest number of cases in Latin America, surpassing Chile.

On a per-capita basis, the country’s fatality numbers are the worst in the world, with 43.1 deaths for every million people, according to Johns Hopkins data and Bloomberg calculations. That’s after spiraling cases and mortalities in recent weeks prompted the nation’s two main cities -- Bogota and Medellin -- to reimpose strict lockdowns.