Colombia’s Health Ministry reported 7,230 new cases of Covid-19 on Monday -- the lowest daily increase since August 4.
This marks the country’s fifth consecutive day reporting fewer than 10,000 new cases.
It also reported 299 new virus-related deaths.
Monday's figures bring Colombia's total to 615,168 cases and 19,663 deaths, according to the ministry.
Rising unemployment: As the number of new infections declines, unemployment is on the rise in Colombia.
The unemployment rate topped 20% in July -- double the rate reported in July 2019, according to the country’s national statistics agency.
On Saturday, Colombian President Iván Duque Márquez announced the government’s plan to open a credit line worth $370 million for the bankrupt state airline Avianca to help prevent further layoffs.
After overtaking Mexico on Thursday, August 27, Colombia now trails only Brazil and Peru with the third-highest number of coronavirus cases in Latin America, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.