Saturday, 26 September 2020

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 843 confirmed cases, 3 month old among the infected

Health Coronavirus Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 843 confirmed cases, 3 month old among the...

It’s been 70 days since the first case of coronavirus was confirmed in Costa Rica, today, Friday, May 15, the number of infections reached 843, adding 13 more than the previous day, according to the report of the Ministry of Health.

The new infections include that of a child under three months of age, who, Salas said, is in good condition.

In this way, the age range of the population infected since March 6 and to date extends from 3 months to 87 years.

- payin the bills -

At 1:00 pm, the Dr. Salas reported that 542 have recovered, the active cases dropping to 301, with 18 people hospitalized, five of which are in the intensive care, and 8 deaths.

The number of fatalities was updated later in this afternoon with the death of a 58-year-old woman, the first woman and the 9th person to die in the country.

Truckers to move in convoy

Given the urgency of not stopping the movement of goods, starting this Friday evening, truckers will move from the northern border to the southern and back by way of a convoy, and under police escort.

- paying the bills -

The first group, about 50 trucks, will leave Peñas Blancas at 10:00 pm headed for Paso Canoas. Truckers will have one supervised stop.

“To guarantee less exposure of carriers and more agile handling, as of today a measure will be taken, which is that those who are in transit from north to south or from south to north will have a mobilization in convoys, that is, groups of vans in an operation coordinated with the Public Force, the idea is that they go directly with an escort,” said Salas.

The new measure eliminates the requirement of truckers who will not be staying in Costa Rica – only moving through the country headed for Panama to the south or Nicaragua to the north – of submitting to a covid-19 test and waiting for a negative result.

The testing has caused long lines of trucks, losses for the truckers who have had to spend days to complete border crossings, in poor sanitary conditions and spoiled merchandise in the case of perishables.


"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

COVAX: Working for global equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines

The vaccines pillar of the ACT-Accelerator, convened by CEPI GAVI and WHO, is...

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

Some people infected with the virus have no symptoms. When the...


Reduction in electricity rates could be around the corner

(QCOSTARICA) The possibility of a significant reduction in electricity rates in the coming weeks increases due to key aspects, mainly due to the Instituto...

Blame the drivers: It’s not the posts, but the lack of road safety education

(QCOSTARICA) The installment of the flexible delineator folding posts on the Ruta 32, at a cost of ¢177 million colones Sunday morning is failing...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,370 new cases and 21 deaths for Sept 23

(QCOSTARICA) For Wednesday, September 23, the Ministry of Health reported 1,370 new cases of COVID-19, of which 228 are by epidemiological link and 1,142...

Harllan Hoepelmann is the first legislator to be diagnosed positive

(QCOSTARICA) Legislator Harllan Hoepelman, of the Nueva República, is the first legislator to test positive for COVID-19, as published this Friday morning by the...

12 years in jail for minor for participating in murder of Karolay Serrano

(QCOSTARICA) The cry for justice for the murder of Karolay Serrano Cordero, 26, was heard Monday afternoon, September 21, in the courts of Heredia,...

El Salvador: woman jailed over miscarriage freed

(Q24N) Authorities in El Salvador on Wednesday, September 23, released a woman who suffered an apparent miscarriage but was convicted of killing her baby. Cindy...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

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.