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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: 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 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...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 612 new cases and deaths in 11 on July 27

(QCOSTARICA) This Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, reported Monday the country registered 612 new cases of the new coronavirus, for a total of 15,841 confirmed cases ranging from 0 to 100 years. A total of 3,824 people have recovered in 79 cantons: 323 people are...

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...

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...

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...

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...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: Cases continue to escalate, 563 on Sunday and 8 deaths in 14 hours

(QCOSTARICA) The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the Caja's hospitals continues its ascending route this Sunday, July 19, the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, reported 241 people hospitalized; 44 of them remain in an Intensive Care Unit (ICU). The number of deaths also continues...

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...

Latest COVID deaths: A 23-year-old woman, a post-mortem diagnosis and three seniors

(QCOSTARICA) Three men and two women are the deaths due to COVID-19 reported Friday. A 23-year-old woman, a man without risk factors, and a post mortem diagnosis are some of the details of these fatalities. The country now has 47 deaths, these are the details of...

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: 423 new cases this Friday, vehicle restriction and closed shops remain in orange zones

Updated: The Comisión Nacional de Emergencias (CNE) removed Garabito (Jaco, Herradura, Hermosa, Punta Leona, Tarcoles and more) from the orange zone after initial publication (QCOSTARICA) This Friday, July 17, the Ministry of Health reported 423 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, with a cumulative...

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...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 540 new cases for Thursday; hospitalizations & deaths up

(QCOSTARICA) Another 560 COVID-19 infections were reported this Thursday, July 16, by the Ministry of Health. The accumulated number of cases is now 9,546. The number of hospitalizations rose to 207 (an increase of 19 over the previous day), of which 35 are in the...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 504 new cases, deaths reach 40

(QCOSTARICA) This Wednesday, July 15, the Ministry of Health reported 504 new cases of COVID-19 infections in Costa Rica, the second highest number so far in the pandemic. The accumulated reached 8,986. There are 188 people hospitalized, 31 of them in the Intensive Care Unit...

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...

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...

Another COVID-19 patient dies: number reaches 31

(QCOSTARICA) Health authorities reported on Monday death number 31 by COVID-19 in the country: A 43-year-old Costa Rican man, a resident of San José, who died at the San Juan de Dios Hospital. The patient had been hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit 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,...

‘Post mortem’ test confirms Costa Rica’s victim 27 of covid-19

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health announced on Friday night that, as a result of a sample taken in the Judicial morgue, the death number 27 of a COVID-19 patient was detected. This is a 45-year-old man from the Limón province of Costa Rica. Health reported that,...

“Hammer” time, Costa Rica’s GAM under ‘orange’ alert

(QCOSTARICA) The number of COVD-19 infections in the last few days has been staggering, 1,359 new cases in just three days, resulting in the Ministry of Health losing the ability to monitor and follow-up contacts and issue sanitary orders. As of today, Friday, Costa Rica...

Link to the Epidemiological Data form required for travel to Costa Rica

(QTRAVEL) Until August 1. 2020, entry requirements permit only Costa Rican citizens, Costa Rican residents who departed Costa Rica PRIOR to March 24, those whose residency is in process who departed Costa Rica PRIOR to March 24, minor children of Costa Rican citizens, and...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 350 new cases

(QCOSTARICA) Case records don't last long. This Wednesday another 350 confirmed infections were reported in the last 24 hours. According to the information provided by the Ministry of Health, with this figure, the cumulative total of 5,836 affected people has been reached in the more...

COVID-19 deaths in Costa Rica climb to 25

(QCOSTARICA) Two deaths by COVID-19 were recorded on Wednesday, July 8, for an accumulated total of 25. Death 24 was announced at the noon presser by the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas. As the family had not been contacted yet, the Minister did not provide...

This is Central America, Still OK in Costa Rica

Rico's Covid-19 Digest - In the last couple of weeks, we've had a sharp increase in COVID-19 infections, adding more than 4,000 new cases, 5x and more hospitalizations and doubling the number of deceased, in the last month alone. But, when we compare to our...

Costa Rica COVID-19 contagion rate among the highest in Latin America

(QCOSTARICA) In the last two weeks, in Costa Rica, we have seen daily reports of COVID-19 cases rise from the no longer the same 30 or 40 that were used to hearing two months ago; now they are over 200 and even 300 per...

Neither more deaths nor growth of COVID-19 infections slow down the “fiestas”

(QCOSTARICA) In just six days in July, seven deaths were reported in Costa Rica, associated with COVID-19, the week prior there were 4, for a total of 11 in nine days, bringing the deaths to 23 since the start of the health emergency in...

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