The press office of the San Juan de Dios Hospital confirmed Monday afternoon, the fifth death related to clostridium bacteria.
The death is of an adult over 84 years of age, who had a chronic respiratory disease and was oxygen dependent, a situation that favoured the spread of the bacteria.
This condition usually causes diarrhea in vulnerable people, especially older adults with cronic conditions.
The hospital reported that at this time there are five patients in isolation.
Four of the deaths to Clostridium have been in the San Juan de Dios, one at the Heredia hospital.