First Delta Variant Case Confirmed in Colombia

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
July 25, 2021 Updated: July 25, 2021

Colombia has its first case of the highly transmissible COVID-19 Delta variant strain, Colombian President Ivan Duque confirmed Saturday.

The first case of this new infectious variant in the country was an international traveler who arrived in Cali from the United States.

The president stressed the fact that the new variant comes at a relatively positive time for the country, given the decrease in cases.

Authorities called to be more careful with biosecurity protocols.

According to the World Health Organization, as of 20 July, the delta variant, which was first detected in India in October 2020, has spread over more than 100 countries.

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