Sunday, 24 May 2020

Eighth death from COVID-19 registered in Costa Rica

75-year-old man becomes the eighth fatality in the country, he had already tested negative for the virus

(QCOSTARICA) A 75-year-old man became the eighth fatality of covid-19 in Costa Rica Wednesday afternoon. He was a resident of Alajuela and died at the San Juan de Dios Hospital, in San José.

The deceased suffered from high blood pressure and was anticoagulated – he was receiving drugs to prevent clots – due to cardiac surgery carried out 17 years ago, the Ministry of Health reported.

He was diagnosed with covid-19 on April 8, when he was hospitalized in the special center for patients with that disease, located in the facilities of the National Rehabilitation Center (Cenare) in La Uruca.

- paying the bills -

However, six days later, on April 14, he was transferred to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the San Juan Hospital, due to complications. It was there where he died

According to the Ministry of Health, since May 7, the patient had already tested negative for SARS-CoV-2.

The deaths in Costa Rica due to covid-19 is of all men, with an age range of 45 to 87. Only one of them, the youngest, had no record of underlying risk factors.

Four have occurred in the San Juan de Dios.

  • The first death occurred on March 18, when an 87-year-old doctor from Alajuela died.
  • On March 19 another 87-year-old man admitted to the Alajuela hospital, with risk factors.
  • On April 8 a 45-year-old man admitted to the San Juan de Dios Hospital, without underlying risk factors.
  • On April 15 an 84-year-old man admitted to the San Juan de Dios Hospital, with risk factors.
  • On April 19 a 69-year-old man admitted to the San Juan de Dios Hospital, with risk factors.
  • April 20 a  54-year-old man admitted to the Hospital Mexicl, with risk factors.
  • On May 10 an 80-year-old man admitted to the Liberian hospital with risk factors.
- paying the bills -

As of Wednesday, May 13, the country registers 815 confirmed covid-19 case, of whom 527 (64%) are already recovered.

"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

Costa Rica’s Ministry of Health investigating “atypical case” of coronavirus

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health is investigating an "atypical case" of...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Seven new cases for a total of 918

The Ministry of Health reported this Saturday seven new cases of...


Coronavirus in Costa Rica: Confirmed cases increase by 6, now 903

As of May 21, six new cases of COVID-19 were reported, for a total of 903 confirmed cases, since the first on March 6. The...

UNO gives masks at its service stations to protect the health of its customers

As part of its regional strategy to support the mitigation and prevention of COVID-19, UNO gasoline stations will give masks to its customers in...

Salud Threatens Cyclists With Fines If Thet Don’t Social Distance

The ministry of health is requiring cyclist to maintain social distancing, saying it will fine cyclists who ride in clusters

Tourist cars will have automatic extension until July 17

All temporary import certificates of vehicles for the tourist category are automatically extended until Friday, July 17, 2020, due to the national emergency due...

5.1 magnitude earthquake shakes Nicaragua

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook Nicaragua on Tuesday night. The tremor was recorded at 9:30 pm with the epicenter 73 kilometers west of San Juan...

Where is COVID-19 Spreading?

A new, fast-moving and deadly coronavirus first detected in Central China's Hubei province, has sickened hundreds of thousands of people worldwide.

Let's Keep This Going!

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