Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Covid-19 In Costa Rica: 69 Confirmed Cases

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, updated the confirmed cases of the coronavirus covid-19 situation in Costa Rica, totalling 69, an increase in 19 in cases in the last 24 hours.

Image for illustrative purposes

The age range of the infected is from 8 to 87 years old. There are 30 women and 39 men, of whom 63 are Costa Rican and six are foreigners. Of all of them, seven are in hospital.

The affected are located in 25 cantons in five provinces. Puntarenas and Limón are the only two provinces with any confirmed cases.

- paying the bills -

By age, 64 are adults (7 seniors) and 5 minors are included. 855 people have been ruled, that is tested negative.

Minister Salas explained there have five contagion conglomerates are identified: one in Alajuiela, responsible for 25 transmissions; another in Escazú, with nine infections attributed; another focus on Pérez Zeledón with three cases; six in Desamparados. There are six more, where the epidemiological link of which is unknown.

“We have to be very serious in tackling this, today the World Health Organization says that we have to quarantine, we have to maintain the measures we are taking. We have not lived through the scenario of having many cases, but this is increasing, this is going to increase significantly in the following weeks,” emphasized Health Minister Salas.

In an impassionate please, Salas urged the population to take the situation seriously, “this is not a vacation, there are people moving about without care”, reiterating that people should stay home.

The minister added “we don’t have yet deaths, but we will … we don’t have a lot of cases, but they will increase” trying, during the press conference, to impart the seriousness of the situation and though the situation is well within the capacity of the Health system, “it could go beyond our capacity”.

- paying the bills -

Casa Presidencial (Government House) has been holding mid-day press conferences to update on the coronavirus covid-19 cases and announce economic measures aimed at keeping commerce moving, in particular assistance to small and medium sized businesses (pymes the acronym in Spanish).

To that end, on Wednesday, President Carlos Alvarado signed a decree to direct state banks – Banco de Costa Rica (BCR) and Banco Nacional (BN) – to reduce interest rates on loans to pymes, based on their particular cases, and postponement of repayment of capital and interest on loans.

Alvarado urged the Banco Popular, a semi-state bank and private banks to follow the lead of the state banks.

The President also reminded the public that Costa Rica is well stocked, there is no need to hoard, to over buy in fear of food and staples running out.

 

 

Rico
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"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

Neither more deaths nor growth of COVID-19 infections slow down the “fiestas”

(QCOSTARICA) In just six days in July, seven deaths were reported...

Hypertension and diabetes most frequent risk factors in deaths of COVID-19 patients

(QCOSTARICA) Eight of the 23 deaths of COVID-19 patients suffered from...

MOST READ

Health admits community transmission in the Greater Metropolitan Area

(QCOSTARICA) The explosion of COVID-19 infections forced in the last couple of weeks, in particular, the last two days with 294 new cases on...

Daniel Salas affirms that the country can still flatten the curve

(QCOSTARICA) Although the 294 new cases of COVID-19 reported Wednesday will force the country to step back on measures to reopen, Health Minister, Daniel...

Death 21 by COVID-19 in Costa Rica confirmed

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health, this Monday morning, July 6, confirmed death number 21 in the country, by COVID-19. The deceased was an 81-year-old man,...

Central Bank defines maximum interest rate for credit cards

(QCOSTARICA) The Banco Central de Costa Rica (Central Bank) published early Friday morning the maximum interest rates for credit operations in colones, dollars, and...

Constitutional Court: “freedom of transit is not unlimited”

(QCOSTARICA) Once again, the Constitutional Court, also known as the Sala IV, rejected an appeal for protection against the sanitary vehicle restriction, endorsing the...

Hypertension and diabetes most frequent risk factors in deaths of COVID-19 patients

(QCOSTARICA) Eight of the 23 deaths of COVID-19 patients suffered from high blood pressure and diabetes, six suffered from high blood pressure, both diseases...

Let's Keep This Going!

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