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Covid-19 maintains ‘high’ pressure on hospitals despite slight decrease in hospitalized patients

QCOSTARICA - Between the different hospitals of the Caja, an average of 20 land transfers and at least one air transfer of patients with covid-19 are made daily. Carrying out these transports, either by road or air, to ensure a bed for critically or severely...

Costa Rica will continue to vaccinate vulnerable groups while Pfizer resumes shipments in mid-February

QCOSTARICA - Health authorities said on Thursday they will maintain the vaccination against COVID-19 of vulnerable groups despite the notification from Pfizer it would resume vaccine shipments to the country in mid-February. The Ministry of Health assured that all those people who received their first...

Costa Rica has the best immunization rate in Latin America

QCOSTARICA - The Covid-19 vaccination campaign in Costa Rica is excepted to accelerate likely in February when the number of vaccines received in January would double, thanks to the arrival of the first doses developed by AstraZeneca. “By February we hope to double the arrival...

Centenarians of the Nicoya ‘blue zone’ vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica's oldest, among some of the oldest in the world, got vaccinated against Covid-19 on Friday, January 15. They are Rainery Fonseca Gutiérrez, 106; Cristóbal Muñoz Villalobos, 103; and María González González, 102, all residents of Hogar de Ancianos San Blas, in...

24,859 doses applied against covid-19 in three weeks of vaccination; second dose begins

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) reports it has applied 24,859 doses during the first three weeks of vaccination against covid-19 throughout the country. In a press release this Friday morning, January 15, the Caja said that amount represents 80.8% of the...

People over 80 will be a priority in the second stage of vaccination against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - When Costa Rica begins covid-19 vaccination of group 2, of those 58 years old and over, priority will be given to those aged 80 and over. This was one of the announcements made Wednesday by Roberto Arroba Tijerino, technical secretary of the National...

Private sector offers 1,200 pharmacies to expedite vaccination against Covid-19

QCOSTARICA - To streamline the process, the 1,200 private pharmacies in the Costa Rica have proposed to join the vaccination campaign against Covid-19. This and other proposals was organized by the Cámara de la Salud (Chamber of Health). What is sought is that through public-private partnerships...

9,751 people have already received their first dose of vaccine against covid-19 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)reported Friday that 9,751 people had already received the first dose of the covid-19 vaccine. 83% were applied to officials of hospitals and clinics of the CCSS, 9.9% to seniors residing in long-stay homes, 2.4% to workers...

58 years and older would receive a vaccine in the second trimester

QCOSTARICA - It will be after March when the vaccination against covid-19 begins for people aged 58 and over, who make up the second priority group, regardless of whether or not they have any risk factors. Leandra Abarca Gómez, coordinator of the Expanded Immunization Program...

Two-year-old girl dies with covid-19; had advanced cancer

QCOSTARICA - A two-year-old girl is the youngest fatality of covid-19 in Costa Rica, among the 2,229 deaths registered up to January 4. The little girl suffered from advanced cancer and other diseases, which were not revealed by the Ministry of Health in its confirmation...

End-of-year celebrations threaten to trigger COVID-19 infections and saturate hospitals

QCOSTARICA - January and February will be critical months for medical services in Costa Rica, with an increased risk of collapse in hospital services for patients than ever before during this health crisis. Experts in infectology, epidemiology, and demography predict that the number of infections,...

Caja denies complications in first vaccinated against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security Fund -  commonly known as Caja, reported that the first health officials and older seniors vaccinated against covid-19 are in good health. The institution denied rumors circulating on social networks about...

Costa Rica hospitals with limited beds available in critical intensive care

QCOSTARICA - Only nine critical intensive care beds were unoccupied at 1 pm this Tuesday (December 22) in the hospitals of the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS). - Costa Rican Social Security Fund. Through a message from the press office, the CCSS or Caja...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: CCSS prepares 2.5 million vaccination cards for those immunized against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - All who are vaccinated against covid-19 starting in the coming months will receive a card with a record of the vaccination. The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) - is preparing the document for 2.5 million...

Worst pandemic scenario: Covid patients wait for ICU beds in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) - Costa Rican Social Security Fund - confirmed that Costa Rica reached, on Saturday, the worst possible scenario for a country in the covid-19 pandemic: not enough beds for intensive care patients. This was confirmed by...

Beds for critical patients of covid-19 reach capacity

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reported Saturday night that the critical beds for patients with covid-19 have reached capacity. Likewise, it indicated that, in general, all intensive care unit (ICU) beds available for the care of patients with covid-19 have high occupancy. “The Costa Rican...

Who is first to be vaccinated in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA - Seniors and long-stay center workers, as well as first responders, will be the first to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in Costa Rica starting next year. “The health teams are already waiting for the delivery of this product to start vaccination. Very soon we...

Pandemic caused the loss of 3,500 formal companies in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The crisis generated by the covid-19 pandemic caused the loss of 3,541 formal companies from all sectors in Costa Rica in the third quarter of this year, when compared to the same period in 2019. This was reported by the Chamber of Commerce...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Costa Rica to exceed 2,000 deaths by the end of the year

QCOSTARICA - “We are going to exceed 2,000 deaths from covid-19 in 2020 in Costa Rica. It is a quite high and alarming figure, and a reality in many homes," were the words of the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, on Friday to the...

Critically ill Covid-19 patients will be transferred to San Jose hospitals by air

QCOSTARICA - The increase in critically ill patients with Covid-19 in communities outside the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) made it necessary to coordinate more air transfers of these patients to hospitals in San José. In fact, the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) reported that...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: Caja warned reaching max of hiring professionals necessary for the care of patients

QCOSTARICA - After multiple and vehement calls to maintain measures to prevent the rebound in covid-19 cases at Christmas time, the number of news cases daily continues in the 1,000 mark, hospitalizations are up and so are deaths. In the week from Saturday, November 28)...

Saturated with covid-19 patients, Perez Zeledon hospital makes forced “megatransfer”

QCOSTARICA - About 60 officials from the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), worked in coordination with the Fuerza Publica (National Police) and Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) to transfer 11 covid-19 patients in delicate condition from the Escalante Pradilla Hospital, in Pérez Zeledón,...

CCSS will apply rapid tests to detect COVID-19

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), locally known as the "Caja", will begin using rapid tests to detect COVID-19 starting next week. Its use was approved by the Ministry of Health on September 28, given the increase in infections that were occurring...

Covid-19 snatched parents from renowned CCSS surgeon

QCOSTARICA  - His heart thumped every time he reached the basement of the hospital and pressed the button for the elevator that would take him to the top floor. There, was his mother admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), fighting against covid-19. As a doctor,...

Arrival of the vaccine against covid-19 will not replace other measures against contagion

QCOSTARICA - The pace with which COVID-19 vaccines are being developed worries some people, who fear they are not safe products. Both Leandra Abarca, coordinator of the Expanded Immunization System of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), and Pedro González, vice minister of Health,...

Team of 200 prepare vaccination of three million Ticos against covid-19

QCOSTARICA - The exact date is not known, but the plan has already been drawn up and about 200 people work daily to organize the first national vaccination campaign against covid-19.   Three million Costa Ricans would be immunized against this new virus tentatively starting in...

CCSS hires 4,000 temporary employees to reinforce the fight against COVID-19

QCOSTARICA - More than 4,000 temporary workers join the payroll of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS) to face the care of the COVID-19 pandemic in all public hospitals.   The new staff is for support work mainly in the area of ​​Medicine, where the...

Foreigners represent 14% of the patients treated for covid-19 in hospitals

QCOSTARICA - Of the 410,000 people with inquiries related to the new coronavirus at the medical centers of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), between March 6 and September 30, 14% were foreigners. The data were provided by the CCSS within the framework of...

First 16 patients who received equine serum are now at home; 6 died

QCOSTARICA - The first 16 patients who received equine serum as an experimental treatment for the effects of COVID-19 have already returned home and are under surveillance, as part of the clinical trial protocol. Six others died. "Many were very complicated, with an average age...

Ebais technicians will be going door to door to try to contain the pandemic

(QCOSTARICA) Going door to door, almost 1,500 primary care technicians working in Ebáis clinics across the country will return to the streets, in an attempt to contain the pandemic. Wearing personal protective equipment to avoid contagion and protect others, they will resume follow-up visits, after...

COVID-19 has sent 5,000 people to hospital in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Almost 5,000 people in Costa Rica have occupied hospital beds due to COVID-19, reveals the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS). According to data from the Medical Management of the CCSS, as of September 18, a total of 4,854 people been discharged from one...

Residents can now enter Costa Rica without being current with their Caja payments

(QCOSTARICA) Foreigner residents of Costa Rica can now enter the country legally even if they behind on the Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) payments. The change was announced this Monday night, September 7, 2020, and applies immediately. Residents who are behind on their Caja payments...

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