(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 being the most common risk factors among COVID-19 deaths.
Another common risk factor is age.
Of the total deaths, 18 people are Costa Ricans, four foreigners and one is under investigation; By age range, we have four people between 25 to 45 years old, five from 45 to 65 years old, 13 people from 65 to 92 years old and one unknown*.
|Date of death||Gender||Age||Nationality||COVID-19 associated condition|
|March 19||Male||87||Costa Rican||Age and vascular problems|
||Male||45||Costa Rican||No risk factors|
||Male||84||Costa Rican||High blood pressure and age|
||Male||69||Costa Rican||High blood pressure|
||Male||54||Costa Rican||High blood pressure and diabetes|
||Male||80||Foreigner||High blood pressure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD|
||Male||75||Costa Rican||High blood pressure and was anticoagulated by cardiac surgery.|
||Female||58||Costa Rican||High blood pressure and cancer|
||Male||73||Costa Rican||High blood pressure and aortic valve heart disease|
|June 8||Female||26||Costa Rican||Asthma (diagnosed post mortem)|
||Female||64||Costa Rican||High blood pressure, diabetes and liver problems|
||Female||78||Costa Rican||High blood pressure and diabetes|
||Female||87||Costa Rican||Did not suffer from chronic diseases|
||Female||48||Foreigner||High blood pressure and diabetes|
||Female||89||Costa Rican||High blood pressure and diabetes|
||Female||71||Costa Rican||High blood pressure and diabetes|
|July 2||Female||38||Foreigner||Diabetes and obesity|
|July 2||Male||51||Costa Rican||No risk factors available|
|July 6||Male||43||Foreigner||High blood pressure and diabetes|
|July 6||Male||81||Costa Rican||High blood pressure, diabetes, anemia and a history of squamous cell carcinoma.|
|July 6||Female||92||Costa Rican||Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cerebrovascular accident.|
Unknown* – A young man living in rooming house in downtown San Jose arrived at the San Juan de Dios hospital without identification. He tested positive for COVID-19 post-mortem.