Friday 21 January 2022

20 French tourists tested positive for covid-19 in Costa Rica; six are hospitalized

The group entered the country on January 16 and tests were positive as of January 24; CCSS will pay attention to the insurance of travelers

Paying the bills


Vehicle restrictions start at midnight starting Monday, January 24

QCOSTARICA - The government announced this Friday afternoon that...

Use of PIN for card payments pushed to May

QCOSTARICA - The Banco Central de Costa Rica (BCCR)...

How Latin America Is Faring against Omicron

Q REPORTS (AS/COA) - Omicron has made its unwelcome...

A Look at Costa Rica’s 2022 Elections

QCOSTARICA - With presidential elections around the corner, on...

New daily record: 6,016 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday

QCOSTARICA - This Thursday, Costa Rica registered 6,016 new...

Costa Rica aims to attract more tourists from Middle East as part of recovery plan

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is looking to recover its...

Avianca Announces Seven New Routes As It Continues Rapid Growth

Q TRAVEL (Routes) The strongest air network in Colombia...
Paying the bills


QCOSTARICA – Twenty French tourists who entered Costa Rica in a group tested positive for covid-19 in our country. Six of them remain hospitalized.

This was confirmed by the Ministry of Health this Tuesday afternoon, reported La Nacion.

- Advertisement -

“We do have a group of 20 French tourists testing positive for covid-19 as of January 24. They entered Costa Rica on January 16,” confirmed Health officials.

“Six have required hospital care and remain hospitalized in a CCSS medical center, which is already in negotiations with the respective insurer to collect the services,” adds the Ministry of Health press office.

Officials from the San Juan de Dios Hospital confirmed that foreigners are receiving care at the said medical center and remain stable.

In context

Costa Rica has received tourists from all over the world since November 1, when the air borders were definitively opened.

Unlike other countries, at this time Costa Rica does not request a negative covid test prior to or on entering the country.

In this case, the tourists manifested symptoms and tested positive eight days after arrival, having become infected while in the country or one or more arrived asymptomatic on the flight, which would also make a positive diagnosis in a laboratory test difficult.

- Advertisement -

So far, since the reopening of the borders there had not been any reported infections of tourists.

This coincides with the lowest COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations in recent months.

This Tuesday, February 9, the Ministry of Health reported 417 new cases of covid-19. On Monday, there were 210 new cases, 281 on Sunday and 586 on Saturday.

This represents a decline in recent months, where, on average, there were more than 1,200 new cases per day.

- Advertisement -

The number of people in hospital and those requiring intensive care has dropped. At noon today, the Ministry of Health reported 375 hospitalized patients, of which 165 in ICU. At beginning of the year, the hospitalized neared 500, almost half in ICU.

The number of deaths associated with covid-19 has also dropped from an average of of almost deaths daily to single-digit numbers the last few days. On Saturday eight deaths were reported, seven on Sunday, five on Monday, and six on Tuesday.


- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

New daily record: 6,016 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday

QCOSTARICA - This Thursday, Costa Rica registered 6,016 new cases of...

Positive for COVID-19 reduce their isolation from 10 to 7 days

QCOSTARICA - The new Surveillance Guideline for the COVID-19 decreases the...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.