Colombia's total number of coronavirus cases reached 551,696 on Monday after registering 10,549 new cases, according to the country's health ministry.
There were also 296 new deaths recorded in the last 24 hours, raising the national death toll to 17,612, the ministry reported.
Colombia is the fourth country in Latin America with the highest Covid-19 cases, following Brazil, Peru, and Mexico, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
This comes as Bogota’s Mayor Claudia Lopez announced Monday that local lockdown will be lifted in the Colombian capital on Thursday, four days ahead of schedule. Some social distancing measures will remain in place in Bogota through the month of September, but most business owners will be allowed to reopen their businesses.