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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,372 new cases for Oct 15; first two deaths of minors recorded

QCOSTARICA - The Ministry of Health reported 1,372 new cases of COVID-19 for Thursday, October 15, bringing the total confirmed cases to 93,152, with an age range of 0 to 100. These are 44,811 are women and 48,341 men, of whom 77,598 are Costa...

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,...

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...

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...

18-year-old mother youngest COVID victim in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - An 18-year-old mother is the youngest to die in Costa Rica associated with COVID-19. The Director General of Health, Priscilla Herrera, said on Friday, October 2, that the woman had hypertension, also known as high blood pressure,  associated with pregnancy as a...

COVID-19 Costa Rica; 1,001 new cases for Oct 2; Recoveries exceed active cases

QCOSTARICA -  This Friday, October 2, 2020, the Ministry of Health reports 1,001 new cases of COVID-19, of which 216 are by epidemiological link and 785 by test, for a total of 77,829 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. There...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,068 new cases; Vaccines for 2.5 million at highest risk

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica took steps to ensure vaccines against COVID-19 for 2.5 million people at highest-risk. As explained by the Deputy Minister of Health, Pedro González, one of those steps was the agreement with the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech to guarantee timely access...

Does a drop in the contagion rate of covid-19 give us a breathing space? Yes, but not to lower your guard

QCOSTARICA - The drop in the contagion rate, also called the R rate, to its lowest level since the end of April, means that the speed of new infections has begun to slow down. However, epidemiology specialists point out that victory cannot be claimed...

Contagion rate in Costa Rica continues to decline

QCOSTARICA - The COVID-19 contagion rate in Costa Rica has been on the decline, falling again this week, to 0.96, its lowest point since last April. The rate is published every Wednesday by the Central American Population Center of the University of Costa Rica (CCP-UCR),...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,156 new cases on Sept 30; Recovered more than active cases

QCOSTARICA -  An information update work added 7,138 new people recovered from COVID-19 in Costa Rica on Wednesday, September 30, bringing the number of recovered to 37,841 (49.9%), a number higher than the 37,015 (48.9%) active cases. The announcement was made by Deputy Health Minister,...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,233 new cases for Sep 26; hospitalizations down and R rate dropping

(QCOSTARICA) After a much needed rest on Sunday, I am back.  On Saturday, Priscilla Herrera, Health Manager, who has been filling in for Health Minister Daniel Salas, reported 1,233 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, raising the total to 72,049. The Health Manager also...

COVID -19 “R” rate: Each positive case still produces only one new contagion

(QCOSTARICA) The reproduction or "R" rate of COVID-19 in the country currently shows a downward trend, reaching close to 1, according to data from the Central American Population Center (CCP) and the Development Observatory (OdD), both from the University of Costa Rica (UCR). Updated every...

Harllan Hoepelmann is the first legislator to be diagnosed positive

(QCOSTARICA) Legislator Harllan Hoepelman, of the Nueva República, is the first legislator to test positive for COVID-19, as published this Friday morning by the weekly Semanario Universidad. The Semanario says that Hoepelman sent to the weekly statements that he is at home, "in total isolation...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,400 new cases for Sept 24; Country nearing 70,000

(QCOSTARICA) For Thursday, September 24, 2020., Priscilla Herrera, medical manager at the Ministry of Health, reported 1,400 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, for a total of 69,459 confirmed cases There are 26,554 recovered, of which 12,524 are women and 14,030 are men.tion. 610 people...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,370 new cases and 21 deaths for Sept 23

(QCOSTARICA) For Wednesday, September 23, the Ministry of Health reported 1,370 new cases of COVID-19, of which 228 are by epidemiological link and 1,142 by test, for a total of 68,059 confirmed cases. There are 26,136 recovered people, of which 12,318 are women and 13,818...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,087 new cases for Sept 22; Recovered lags behind 46%

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 1,087 new cases of COVID-19 for Tuesday, September 22, 2020, bringing the total confirmed cases to 66,689, and currently with the highest growing number of cases in the region. Currently, there are 25,706 recovered. But the World Health Organization...

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...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,890 cases and 39 deaths in 48 hours

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported on Monday, a total of 1,187 new cases of COVID-19 for Sunday and 703 for Monday, for a total of 1,890 in 48 hours. The total confirmed infections is now 65,062 of which 25,127 have recovered. The Ministry of Health...

Aftermath of COVID-19: the nightmare that survivors go through

(QCOSTARICA) Achieving the status of "recovered" from COVID-19 does not always mean that the person will be able to immediately return to their normal life. Many times, winning the battle against the new coronavirus leaves sequelas that become other struggles to fight. The aftermath of COVID-19...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,338 new cases for Saturday, Sept 19

(QCOSTARICA) The new norm for daily cases is 1000 plus daily and the number of deaths hovering near 20 almost every day. For Saturday, September 19, the Acting Minister of Health, Pedro Gonzalez, reported 1,388 new cases of COVID-19, of which 304 are by epidemiological...

Covid-19 infection rate generally low in Costa Rica, but increases in coastal sites

(QCOSTARICA) The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica decreased slightly in the last week. However, it is worrisome that coastal areas, with an influx of tourism, are on the rise. This is stated in the most recent report from the Central American Population Center...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,320 new cases and 17 deaths for Thursday, Sept 17

(QCOSTARICA) Priscilla Herrera, medical manager of Health, reported for this Thursday, September 17, 1,302 new cases of COVID-19, of which 281 are by epidemiological link and 1,021 by test, for a total of 60, 818 confirmed cases. There are 28,907 women and 31,911 men, of...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,420 new cases; Four more hospitals receive body containers amid increased deaths

(QCOSTARICA) Friday's press conference began with a strong plea by President Carlos Alvarado on the hospital crisis the country is facing, pleading for all to abide by the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, and to bring that message to family members, to co-workers,...

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