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Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Recovered now tops 70%; hospitalizations over 600

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QCOSTARICA – In the past 7 days, from November 30 to December 7, the Ministry of Health reported 17,226 people have recovered from Covid-19, for a total of 102,855 or 70.2% of the 146,421 confirmed cases since March 6.

On Monday, December 7, Health authorities reported a total of 41,741 active cases, of which 608 people are hospitalized, the largest number of patients so far, of which 225 are in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

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The spike in hospitalizations, from 534 on November 30 to Monday’s is a cause for concern of Health officials, who have been warning over and over of the finite resources of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) in hospital beds for Covid-19 and the strain on human resources to meet the demand.

Today, Tuesday, we expect a live update (now only given on Tuesdays and Fridays), not only on the figures but the actions being taken to meet the growing trend.

The numbers for the last 3 days:

  • Saturday, December 5: 1,206 new cases and 20 deaths
  • Sunday, December 6: 854 new cases and 17 deaths
  • Monday, December 7: 576 new cases and 15 deaths
  • Of the 146,421 confirmed cases, 123,130 are Costa Ricans and 20,291 foreigners, of which 75,038 are men and 71,383 are women.
  • There are 1,825 accumulated, of which 1,139 are men and 686 are women, ranging in ages from 9 to 101.

 

 

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