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COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,017 new case for Oct 29; hospitalizations continue dropping

QCOSTARICA - On Thursday, October 29, there 1,017 new cases of COVID-19 reported, of which 269 are by epidemiological link and 748 by testing, for a total of 107,570 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. These are 51,906 women and...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,231 new cases for Oct 28, hospitalizations keeps dropping

QCOSTARICA - After a few days of new cases daily under 1000, on Wednesday, October 28, the Ministry of Health reported 1,321 new cases. Costa Rica now has a grand total 106,553 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since March 6: 51,382 women and 55,171 men, of...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 862 new case for Tuesday; after 50 days fewer than 500 people hospitalized

QCOSTARICA - For Tuesday, October 27, the Ministry of Health reported 862 new cases of COVID-19, of which 248 are by epidemiological link and 615 by testing, for a total of 105,322 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. There are...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,372 new cases and 30 deaths for Sunday and Monday

QCOSTARICA - The report Monday by the Ministry of Health detailed 1,372 new cases for 48 hours from Saturday to Monday, for a total now of 104,460 of which 50,327 are women and 54,133 men. They are 87,700 Costa Ricans and 16.760 foreigners. On Sunday, there...

Disinfecting the “Concrete Box”

QCOSTARICA - Thursday afternoon, October 22, 2020, the Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly or Congress building - I call the "concrete box" became a superspreader of the coronavirus, with more than 50 cases confirmed, forcing a halt to the day's legislative session and a shut...

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...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,262 new cases for Oct 24

QCOSTARICA - On Saturday, October 24, the Ministry of Health reported 1.262 new cases of COVID-19, of which 246 are by epidemiological link and 1,016 by testing, for a total of 103,088 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. These are...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica; 1,210 cases for Friday, Oct 23;

QCOSTARICA - As of Friday, October 23, the country registered 1,210 new cases of COVID-19, of which 313 are by epidemiological link and 897 bytesting, for a total of 101,826 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. There are 49,019 women...

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...

Panama obtains credit at 2.2%; Costa Rica however at 8.3%

QCOSTARICA - The realities of having bad credit. While the government of Panama got foreign investors to lend it US$1.25 billion in September at a rate of 2.25%, for a debt issue due in 2032. And as of this Thursday, October 22, it was 2.02%...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: Country tops 100,000 confirmed cases

QCOSTARICA - As of October 22, with 1,191 new cases of COVID-19, of which 324 are by epidemiological link and 867 by testing, Costa Rica surpassed the 100,000 mark for a total of 100,616 confirmed cases. These are 48,437 women and 52,179 men, of whom...

Costa Rica’s new Congress building becomes a ‘super spreader’

QCOSTARICA - After six and a half hours of discussion on the Legislative floor, Eduardo Cruickshank, chairman of the Legislative Assembly, suddenly stopped the session to alert legislators of an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. According to the Legislative Assembly doctor, Walter Rodríguez, the number of...

Costa Rica eliminates covid-19 testing requirement for travelers

QCOSTARICA  - Starting Monday, October 26, tourists, residents and nationals arriving by air in Costa Rica no longer require a negative RT-PCR test. Neither will a sanitary order (quarantine) order be issued. "This decision is made in view of the air opening to all the countries...

Recent trend of the R rate in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The R rate of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, estimated with the most recent data from October 21, 2020, is R = 0.98 with a downward trend during the month of October but with a slight upward regression at the middle of the...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,503 new cases for Wed October 21

QCOSTARICA - Following a drop in the new cases daily since Sunday, there was a spike on Wednesday, with the Ministry of Health reported 1,503 new cases, for a total of 99,425 since the first on March 6. On Wednesday, October 21, 531 people are...

WHO: The pandemic is “far from over”

QCOSTARICA - COVID-19 "is far from over," warned Maria Van Kerkhove, responsible for managing the pandemic at the World Health Organization (WHO). In an interview with AFP in Geneva, the American scientist urged people to be "mentally prepared", because the coronavirus "will be with us...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,166 new cases for Oct 17

QCOSTARICA - As of October 17, Costa Rica registers 1,166 new cases of COVID-19, of which 299 are by epidemiological link and 867 by testing, for a total of 95,514 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. There are 45,975 women...

Commerce anticipates drought of temporary hires for the end of the year

QCOSTARICA - The Costa Rican commercial sector estimates a difficult situation for year-end retail sales and the traditional hiring of temporary help. The Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce (CCCR) warned that in the surveys it always carries out on employment at this time of year,...

COVID-19 In Costa Rica: 1,196 new cases for Oct 16; total cases nearing 100,000

QCOSTARICA - On Friday, October 16, the Ministry of Health reported 1,196 new cases of COVID-19, of which 336 are by epidemiological link and 860 by testing, for a total of 94,348 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years: 45,383...

Costa Rica opens air borders to ALL countries in November

QCOSTARICA -  As of November 1, Costa Rica will open its air border to all countries. To date, tourists from only a select number of countries have been authorized entry. “This announcement is made with a view to the high season that begins at the...

First two minors die with COVID-19 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Seven months after the first case of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, we have the death of the first two minors. In the epidemiological report this Thursday, the Ministry of Health reported that 2 minors, a 9  and 12 years of age. The first of...

Government relaxes vehicle restriction for weekends

QCOSTARICA - The daytime sanitary vehicle restriction will be suspended on weekends starting this Saturday. vehiThrough a video, President, Carlos Alvarado, announced that from this weekend all vehicles will be able to circulate freely during the day and much of the night. The restriction was also...

COVID-19: 1,542 new cases for Oct 14; 100,000 mark in sight

QCOSTARICA -For Wednesday, October 14, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, reported 1,542 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, bringing the total to 91,780 confirmed cases: 44,137 women and 47,643 men, of which 76,373 are Costa Rican and 15,407 are foreigners. The number of cases on...

Roche to launch new COVID-19 antigen test with results in 18 minutes

QCOSTARICA - Roche announced Tuesday that it intends to launch a high-volume Antigen test as an aid in the diagnosis of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. The Swiss pharmaceutical giant said the new antigen test will be carried out in machines called...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 2,799 new cases in last 72 hours; hospitalizations climbs

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reports 2,799 new cases in the last 72 hours, for a total now of 90,235, and the number of recoveries 53,370 (59.5%). For Sunday, October 11, there were 1,051 new cases; Monday, October 12, 733; and Tuesday, October 13,...

Panama reopens air borders for tourists after closed for seven months

QCOSTARICA - Panama, on Monday, October 12, reopened its air borders to international flights with tourists, after keeping them closed for seven months due to the covid-19 pandemic. The first flight to touch down was from Miami, U.S., with 157 passengers, including 38 tourists. They...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: No truce in daily infections, 1,386 for Saturday, Oct 10

QCOSTARICA - Following a downward trend for six consecutive days last week, the number of new cases daily has again increased. For Saturday, October 10, the Ministry of Health reports 1,386 new cases for a grand total of 87,439 since the first case on...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,255 cases for Friday, Oct 9; hospitalizations stable

QCOSTARICA - For Friday, October 9, 2020, the Ministry of Health reported 1,255 new cases of COVID-19, of which 322 are by epidemiological link and 903 by testing, for a total of 86,053 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. These...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,355 new cases Wednesday; Hospitalized dropped

QCOSTARICA - For Wednesday, October 7, the Ministry of Health reported 1,355 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, the country registers 1,355 new cases of COVID-19, of which 224 are by epidemiological link and 1,131 by testing, for a total of 83,497 confirmed...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 2,960 new cases in last 3 days; 60% now recovered

QCOSTARICA - Today, October 6, marks seven months from the first case of COVID-19 in Costa Rica. For the first few months, the number of daily cases was in the single digits, it would be weeks between deaths being reported. With the relaxation of the measures...

American Airlines includes Costa Rica in its program to facilitate COVID-19 tests to tourists

QCOSTARICA - American Airlines included Costa Rica among the countries that will be in its program to facilitate the application of tests to detect COVID-19 for travelers. The US airline will offer this option to tourists who travel to Costa Rica from Dallas (DFW) and...

Coronavirus and flights: Which airlines are arriving and departing from Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic: which airlines have flights to and from Costa Rica and which ones don't? This is the official information of the Juan Santamaría airport (SJO) manager, Aeris, as at October 4. Aeroméxico: To resume operations on October...

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