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Coronavirus: 18 deaths associated with COVID-19 in 24 hours

(QCOSTARICA) As the closure phase approaches for the orange areas of the country, mainly the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), the pressure for more flexible measures increases. Similarly, infections continue to increase. And so are deaths associated with the COVID-19. This Friday, August 7,  the Ministry of...

Costa Rica reaches 200 dead five months into pandemic

(QCOSTARICA) This Thursday, August 6, five months since the first case of the novel coronavirus was reported in Costa Rica, the country reports 200 deaths. A month ago, on July 6, the total number of fatalities due to COVID-19 was 23; up from 10 a...

Covid-19 in Costa Rica: More than 20,000 cases; 100 patients in ICU

(QCOSTARICA) At one day away from the first caser five months after the first COVID-19 patient was reported in Costa Rica, the cumulative number of infections surpassed 20,000. Daniel Salas, Minister of Health, reported that with the new 580 patients confirmed for this Wednesday, the...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 435 new cases Tuesday, 1,901 new recoveries

(QCOSTARICA) This Tuesday, August 4, the Minister of Health reported 435 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, while the accumulated number reached 19,837. For the first time in months we saw real reporting on the number of recovered cases. Up to Tuesday, I could...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 788 new cases Sunday; 26-year-old dies and a 14-year-old in ICU

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported this Sunday, August 2, 788 new cases of the coronavirus in Costa Rica, bringing the total to 18,975. A total of 4,585 have recovered and the number of active cases has risen to 14,288. 366 people are in hospital, of...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 367 new cases on August 1; ICU cases almost 100

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 367 new cases for Saturday, August 1, with a cumulative total of 18.187. The number recovered increased to 4,531. The number of COVID-19 patients in hospital on Saturday is 346, with 94 of them in intensive care. Four deaths were reported...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: Total infections more than 17,000; CNE to warms communities approaching orange alert

(QCOSTARICA) With 490 new cases of COVID-19 this Thursday, the cumulative total reached 17,290 cases, the Ministry of Health reported. The figure comes two days before Costa Rica enters a new phase in the pandemic, the experiment of "open" and "closed" phase, with implications mainly...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 456 new cases and sharp increase in ICU patients for July 29

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported for July 29, 456 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 16,800 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. They are 7,665 women and 9,135 men, of which 12, 136 are Costa Rican...

5,000 daily cases of Covid-19 in Costa Rica in August?

(QCOSTARICA) The failure by the population to comply with sanitary measures prompted the increase in Covid-19 infections in Costa Rica during July, and if it continued, it could cause up to 5,000 cases to a day in late August. This was the warning by the...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 503 new cases and 10 more deaths this July 28

(QCOSTARICA) With 503 new cases confirmed this Tuesday, July 28, the cumulative total is now 16,344, exceeding the number forecast for September, if the social distancing and hygiene measures were maintained. The Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, also reported 10 more deaths over the previous...

Costa Rican scientists developed drug that stops the coronavirus

(QCOSTARICA) Carlos Araya, the rector of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), reported that scientists at the Clodomiro Picado Institute managed to produce a treatment that neutralizes the coronavirus. This means that, when applied, it prevents people with COVID-19 from getting worse. Tico scientists have...

Why do so many in Costa Rica resist stopping the party?

(QCOSTARICA) Those who have chosen to minimize social contact roll their eyes when they hear or read someone who says "what pandemic?". Those who have gone weeks (months) without visiting the homes of loved ones who live outside their bubble do not understand how...

COVID-19 Costa rica: country exceeds 15,000 infections and totals 104 deaths

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica exceeded 15,000 confirmed cases of the new coronavirus this Sunday, with the addition of 629 new cases that shoot up the cumulative total to 15,229. Health Minister Daniel Salas also reported this Sunday six more deaths from the day before, for a...

Costa Rica preparing for worst yet to come: more ICU beds and corpse containers

(QCOSTARICA) The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS) is preparing for the worst of the pandemic that could hit Costa Rica very shortly. The president of the CCSS or Caja, Roman Macaya, announced at Saturday's noon presser that 2 floors of the Calderon Guardia hospital...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 931 new cases and 11 new deaths for July 25

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health confirmed this Saturday, July 25, 931 new cases of COVID-19 in the country, bringing the total number of cases to 14,600 for the first case in March; and 11 deaths, among them a 41-year-old Costa Rican woman with no...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 540 new cases Friday; modified diagnostic guidelines announced

(QCOSTARICA) Following a record number of 768 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, with nine deaths in 24 hours and 290 hospitalized patients, on Friday 540 new cases were reported, for a cumulative of 13,669. Seven more deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours....

Two weeks into the “hammer”, why aren’t COVID-19 case numbers going down?

(QCOSTARICA) Thirteen days after the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM) and several other parts of the country was put into an orange alert or under the "hammer", the Costa Rica government's version of lockdown, we have today 768 new cases. Why have the numbers refused to...

COVID-10 Costa Rica: 768 new cases, 10 deaths in 24 hours

Updated: The initial report by the Ministry of Health was of 10 deaths between Wednesday and Friday. Subsequently, the report was updated to 9, the death of 49-year-old Costa Rican man was removed, without explanations. (QCOSTARICA) The number of daily new cases of COVID-19 in...

Why we can’t tell if warmer weather slows down the spread of coronavirus

(The Conversation) Many people believe that warm weather protects us from respiratory illnesses such as COVID-19. The concept of “catching a cold” in summer is counter-intuitive. Yet what does the data say about the effect of the weather on the spread of the coronavirus? In...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 550 new cases Wednesday

(QCOSTARICA) This Wednesday the number of cases doubled that of Tuesday, with the Minister of Health report of 550 new infections in Costa Rica. The figures that are most worrying, however, are hospitalizations that is now at 285 people, 13 more in the last 24...

“The world will be divided into groups with and without Covid-19 vaccine,” says former WHO virologist

(QCOSTARICA) The first COVID-19 vaccines could be ready by early next year, a record speed for science. However, their access will not be the same for everyone. This was explained by Klaus Stohr, one of the most reputed virologists on the planet. He is an...

Costa Rica’s Clodomiro Picado Institute Tests First Batches of Drug Against COVID-19

(QCOSTARICA) The first two batches of a potential drug to treat COVID-19 produced by the Clodomiro Picado Institute of the University of Costa Rica (ICP-UCR) are ready for quality control tests. The treatment was obtained through the inoculation of proteins against the virus in horses,...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 277 new cases Tuesday; government calls for dialogue and calm to sectors that demand reactivation

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica registered this Tuesday 277 new cases of COVID-19, a figure significantly lower than those reported in recent days that have fluctuated between 400 and 600. The accumulated number of infections is now 11,811. Currently, there are 272 people in hospitals due to...

Costa Rica exceeds 10,000 cases with 582 new infections; seven more deaths in 24 hours

(QCOSTARICA) The cumulative number of COVID-19 infections in Costa Rica reached 10,551 cases this Saturday, with the addition of 589 new patients with the virus. In his report, the director of Health Surveillance of the Ministry of Health, Rodrigo Marín, indicated that, in addition, between...

3 million In Costa Rica remain under the “hammer” to prevent hospitals collapse

(QCOSTARICA) Due to the increased number of new infections and hospitalizations for COVID-19 in the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), the government has decided to continue to apply the "hammer". On Friday, the government announced that 34 cantons of the Greater Metropolitan Area (GAM), where 2,967,000...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 5 deaths in 24 hours, total now 47

(QCOSTARICA) In its daily report, the Ministry of Health today, Friday, July 17, reported 5 deaths in the last 24 hours. Authorities have yet to provide details of the fatalities. However, one of the victims would be a 23-year-old, according to the institution in a press...

Costa Rica records death number 37 from covid-19

(QCOSTARICA) On Tuesday night, the Ministry of Health reported the death number 37 of a COVID-19 patient. This is a 68-year-old man who was diagnosed on July 2 and admitted a day later to intensive care at the San Juan de Dios Hospital. The deceased, a...

Doctor of the Calderón Guardia: ‘On this stretcher lies a deceased by COVID-19, it is not a statistic ‘

(QCOSTARICA) The image is impacting. Dr. Alejandro Moya Álvarez posted on social networks the photo fo two health officials standing next to a stretcher on which is the body a COVID-19 victim. "On this stretcher lies a deceased by COVID-19. This person is not a...

COVID-19 In Costa Rica: Two new deaths and 446 infections

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported this Tuesday, July 14, 446 new cases in the last 24 hours, reaching an accumulated 8,482 positive cases of COVID-19. With the addition of the canton of Rio Cuatro, Alajuela, the coronavirus is now in 81 of the country's...

Record one-day COVID-19 deaths in Costa Rica: 4 people

(QCOSTARICA) This Monday, Costa Rica had the highest number of deaths in a single day from the coronavirus. Three men and a woman, aged between 43 and 81 years, died of COVID-19 while they were hospitalized. The first death occurred at dawn, at the Hospital...

COVID-19 death toll rises to 32

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica this afternoon recorded death number 32 of a COVID-19 patient, a 72-year-old man Costa Rican man, a resident of San José. The death occurred at the Calderón Guardia Hospital where he had been hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) since July...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 365 new cases, hospitaliztions hits new record, 140

(QCOSTARICA) The number of new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica continues to be in the hundreds daily, on Sunday the Ministry of Health reporting 365 new cases, for an accumulated total of 7,596. The number of patients in hospital continues to climb as well,...

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