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Costa Rica begins second pandemic year with 3 urgent tasks: vaccinate, reactivate economy and recover education

QCOSTARICA - The pandemic is not over. Not yet. We still have some time to go before getting there. Perhaps that is the most important thing to keep in mind at the beginning of the second pandemic year. Although the number of new daily confirmed...

Costa Rica pays tribute to the deceased and survivors of the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - Friday night, Costa Rica paid tribute to the memory of all the people who have lost their lives due to the pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The Specialized Center for the Care of Patients with COVID-19 (CEACO), was illuminated for the occasion,...

Minister Salas: 4 factors influence the drop in new covid-19 cases in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is on the verge its seventh consecutive week with a decrease in new cases of covid-19. Between Saturday (February 20)  and Monday (February 21), 996 new cases were reported: 549 on Saturday, 239 on Sunday and 208 on Monday, figures that...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: New coronavirus: Country registers steep drop in deaths; Health reports 16 in the last three days

RICO's COVID DIGEST - It's almost as if covid-19 took a break, resulting in the drop in the daily number of new cases and deaths. Hospitalizations have also dropped to levels not seen in many, many months. With the respect to deaths associated with covid-19,...

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...

Ticos lose respect for the new coronavirus, lower their guard

QCOSTARICA - Costa Ricans (Ticos) went from not knowing a single suspected or confirmed case of covid-19 in April to learning of four or more patients in their environment in a matter of seven months due to the accelerated advance of the coronavirus in...

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,...

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...

25 out of 100 Costa Ricans plan to break their social bubble on Christmas and New Years

QCOSTARICA - Days before celebrating Christmas and New Years', 25 out of 100 Costa Ricans plan to break their social bubble to share the holidays with other people who are not part of their home. If that behavior becomes a reality on December 24 and...

“Bubbles” burst due to fatigue and crisis

QCOSTARICA - We are tired. The physical and mental exhaustion of the pandemic grows exponentially, added to an economic and social crisis, ended up bursting the ‘social bubble’ put in place to protect ourselves against covid-19. Take a look around you. There are more people on...

Minister Salas: Covid-19 will displace heart attacks as the first cause of death this year

QCOSTARICA - Dr. Daniel Salas, the Minister of Health, would like to have a crystal ball to answer how 2020 will end, marked by COVID-19. "It is still very uncertain," he says. "What is almost certain is that COVID deaths will displace those caused by...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,015 new cases for Oct 30; Health reminds to respect distancing and wear a mask

QCOSTARICA - Almost on the eve of All Souls' Day, also known as Day of the Dead, the Ministry of Health asked people who visit cemeteries to respect social distancing and wear a mask. Although the day is on Monday, November 2, cemeteries expect an...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,296 new cases; country reinforces shelters for risk of floods due to tropical depression

QCOSTARICA - The General Director of Health, Priscilla Herrera, confirmed 1,296 new cases of COVID-19 for Friday, October 30, of which 275 are by epidemiological link and 1,021 by testing, for a total of 108,866 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to...

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...

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 Costa Rica: 1,485 new cases; 13 deaths daily average for September

(QCOSTARICA) For Saturday, September 12, the Ministry of Health reported the highest number of cases for a day, 1,485, bringing the total infections to 55,454. Of these, 20,928 (37.7%) have recovered, while 564 are in hospital (an increase of 30 new patients in 24 hours),...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 649 new cases in 24 hrs, the largest increase

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported this Thursday the greatest increase in confirmed cases of COVID-19, with 649 new infections. Thus, the country exceeded its projections and reached 6,485 confirmed cases that according to the models prepared by the University of Costa Rica (UCR) in...

Coronavirus In Costa Rica: Confirmed Cases Now 396; 11 In Intensive Care

The Ministry of Health reported this Thursday, April 2, that the number of covid-19 cases in Costa Rica increased to 396, that is, 21 more than on Wednesday. Two of the new cases were confirmed in private laboratories. According to the report by Health Minister Dr....

Covid-19 In Costa Rica: 69 Confirmed Cases

The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, updated the confirmed cases of the coronavirus covid-19 situation in Costa Rica, totalling 69, an increase in 19 in cases in the last 24 hours. The age range of the infected is from 8 to 87 years old. There...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: confirmed cases rise to 35

The number of patients confirmed with coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica increased this Sunday to 35, according to the most recent report from the Ministry of Health. Salud reported the affected are 16 men and 19 women, between 10 and 87 years of age; 28...

Coronavirus in Costa Rica: 27 confirmed cases; four are hospitalized

The Ministry of Health on Saturday announced an increase of one more case in the number of patients with the coronavirus covid-19 in Costa Rica. In total, there are now 27 people confirmed with the coronavirus in Costa Rica. These confirmed cases are in San...

5 Cases Of Coronavirus Covid-19 Confirmed In Costa Rica

The Ministry of Health raised the number of confirmed cases of the Coronavirus Covid-19 coronavirus in Costa Rica to five on Saturday night. Through a press release, the authorities detailed that among the infected people are a couple of American tourists, as well as three...

There Is NO Suspected Case of Coronavirus in Costa Rica

#NOCOMECUENTO. Social media and various (non-reliable) online websites claimed the first case of coronavirus in Costa Rica. That is not so. Costa Rica DOES NOT have any suspicious or confirmed cases of coronavirus (Covid-19). The Ministerio de Salud (Ministry of Health) ruled out that the...

In less than a month Costa Rica will have the test to determine suspecious cases of coronavirus

In less than a month, the new COVID-19 could be detected in the country without the need for the sample to be sent to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in the United States. Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, confirmed that they have already requested...

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