Saturday 8 May 2021

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Concerning the rise in ICU patients: there are now more than 200 people

The increase in ICU patients has risen in the last week after a significant drop from October

QCOSTARICA – While we don’t expect a report from the Ministry of Health today, Monday, November 16, as has been the case since the start of the pandemic, we can report a worrisome trend, the rise in ICU requirements associated with the COVID-19.

On Saturday, according to the latest Health report, 203 people were in intensive care, an increase of 9 from the day earlier, 33 more than the lowest point this month, on November 6.

- Advertisement -

While the number of coronavirus associated patients in hospital has been at its lowest compared to last month, October, it is concerning the rise in ICU needs.

Of the 203 reported in ICU on Saturday, their age ranges from 1 to 99 years.

But, what is of more concern, is the announcement by the Ministry of Health that starting this week, they will no longer offer daily reports: the reports will now be on Tuesdays and Fridays, that is, the figures for Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be given on Tuesdays and figures of Wendesday, Thursday and Friday, on Fridays.

As to the daily press conference at 1:00 pm from Casa Presidencial, the Presidency has said will only be offered where there is something important to share with the people.

- Advertisement -

Like it or not, the daily press conferences, broadcast live on national television and social networks, has been a staple every single day since March and until some weeks ago when reports on Sundays were no longer.

In the early weeks and months of the pandemic it was reassuring that our Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, was there to tells how we were doing or, as in many cases, who we, as a nation, was failing in the effort to contain the spread of the virus.

It was also common for president Carlos Alvarado to pop in from time to time, as some of his ministers to reassure us, comfort us, tell us what was being done, what could be done on our part, even being scolded and reprimanded.

The daily press conference also allowed the press to question the foregoing, get answers on issues, concerns, etc.

After dropping the Sunday reports, soon came the video reports. The vice-minister of Health and the medical director alternating turns.

They, the daily reports, will be missing.

- Advertisement -

Stay safe. Stay healthy. Stay at home if you can. If not, wear a mask, wash your hands fequently and remember to socially distance.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

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

Today’s Covid-19 News: New infections continue over 2K daily, despite drop in R rate

QCOSTARICA - The Covid-19 infection rate in Costa Rica dropped, but...

Mexico City reduces restrictions due to sustained decline in cases of covid-19

Q24N - Mexico City will reduce social distancing measures as of...

MOST READ

Today’s Covid News: 1,024 in hospital, 403 of them in an ICU

QCOSTARICA - After three days of nothing, not a word from the Ministry of Health, on the current covid-19 situation, Monday afternoon numbers were...

Mexico City: Metro train bridge collapse leaves 23 dead

Q24N - An elevated section of metro track in Mexico City partially collapsed on Monday night, bringing down rubble and some train carriages onto...

Puerto Viejo, Limon, Costa Rica

  Photo by digitaltravelcouple, "In Puerto Viejo we were located on the sunrise side of Costa Rica so we watched (sic) as many sunrises as...

Government does not plan to announce expansion of restrictive measures

QCOSTARICA - The Government of Carlos Alvarado confirmed on Friday that it does not plan to announce the expansion of the restrictive measures that...

The digital currencies that matter

Q REPORTS (The Economist) Technological change is upending finance. Bitcoin has gone from being an obsession of anarchists to a $1trn asset class that...

Today’s Covid News: Daily cases of COVID-19 continues to decline; young adults most infected

QCOSTARICA - After breaking all records last week, the number of new daily cases of Covid-19 in Costa Rica continues on the decline, according...

Costa Rica received the largest to date batch of covid-19 vaccines

QCOSTARICA - A new batch with 124,020 doses of the covid-19 vaccine landed on national soil this Tuesday night, as part of the weekly...

“Ciudad Gobierno” would give a new face to capital with a gigantic complex of buildings

QCOSTARICA - With a mega-complex of more than 153,000 square meters (1.65 million square feet), comprised of 16 ministries would be located in eight...

Flexible vaccination triggers Costa Ricans travel to the United States

QCOSTARICA - The hook of six states promoting Covid-19 inoculation for tourists in the United States caught many Costa Ricans. They are Texas, Alabama, Arizona,...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

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.