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COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,378 new cases for Sept 16

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 1,378 new cases of the COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 16, bringing the total of confirmed cases to 59,516. The number of active cases is now 37,115 (62.4%), while the number of people reported recovered is 21,752 or 36.6%. There 634...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 621 deaths now; total infected 57,361

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministerio de Salud reported this Monday, September 14, 2020, 1,907 new cases in the last 48 hours -  970 on Sunday and 937 on Monday - for a total of 57,361 confirmed cases of the coronavirus since the first case way back...

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),...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 24 deaths in 24 hours; confirmed cases now 52,459

(QCOSTARICA) As of September 10, the Ministry of Health reports 1,325 new cases of COVID-19, of which 262 are by epidemiological link and 1,063 by testing, for a total of 52,549 confirmed cases, with an age range of zero to 100 years. There are 24,827...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,327 new cases; Caja will use ICU beds in private hospitals

(QCOSTARICA) For Wednesday, September 9, the first day of the opening phase under a new pandemic management model, the Minister of Health reported 1,327 new cases of the COVID-19 in Costa Rica, bringing the total of infections since the first on March 6, to...

Convalescent plasma in Costa Rica therapy is safe

(QCOSTARICA) Preliminary data on the use of plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients indicates that the method is safe, but it is still early to know if it is effective. For now, there are no serious adverse effects, as confirmed by Marjorie Obando, Pharmacoepidemiology director of...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,860 new cases and 32 deaths in 48 hours

(QCOSTARICA) The Minister of Health, Dr. Daniel Salas, was back at the pulpit this Monday, September 7, 2020, after weeks of absence. For the first time in weeks, we could feel that we are back on track. Not that the Deputy Minister of Health, Roberto...

8 people with HIV contracted Covid-19 in Costa Rica before July 5; all recovered

(QCOSTARICA) At least eight people with HIV - the virus that causes AIDS (VIH/SIDA in Spanish) - were infected with COVID-19 during the first four months of the pandemic. All recovered from the coronavirus. This is from the data of the Ministry of Health on...

Alert in 100 districts of 36 cantons may increase to orange in cases of cough and fever

(QCOSTARICA) Some 100 districts, in 36 cantons of six provinces, could see turn to orange alert status due to an increase in cases of coughs and fever, said the Minstry of Health on Sunday. The province of Heredia being the only one that does not...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,240 new cases for Saturday, 5th over 1,000 this week

(QCOSTARICA) This Saturday, September 5, the Ministry of Health reported 1,240 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, with which the accumulated number of infections since the beginning of the pandemic reached 46,920 confirmed cases. This is the fifth consecutive day with cases of 1,000...

Ministry of Health published anonymized database of COVID-19 positives

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health published AN anonymized base of all the people who have tested positive for COVID-19 from March 6 to July 5. The database (the link for the download can found at bottom of this page link) contains information such as: ...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: Half of hospitalized in ICU; 1,222 new cases for Friday

(QCOSTARICA) Health authorities have warned time and again, the country must avoid at all costs going to the extreme of having to decide who will get an intensive care bed and a respirator. Two months ago that possibility still seemed distant, but no longer. For this...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,153 new cases Thursday, Sept 3

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministerio de Salud reported 1,153 new cases for Thursday, September 3, bringing the total of confirmed cases from the first on March 6, to 44.458. This was also the second consecutive day for daily cases over 1,000 and the sixth in the past...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,588 new cases and 18 deaths in last 48 hours

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health was back to work on Monday reporting 847 new case for Sunday, August 30 and 741 for Monday, August 31, for a total 1,588 new cases in the last 48 hours. The total of infected is now 41,287 since the...

Health authorizes in country tests to detect COVID-19 antibodies

(QCOSTARICA) Costa Rica already has guidelines for the application of tests to detect if a person was exposed to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19 and if they developed antibodies. The announcement was made by the Minister of Health, Daniel Salas, through video, as well...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 1,059 new cases for August 21, deaths reaches 340

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported Friday afternoon 1,059 new cases of the COVID-19 in Costa Rica, the highest single-day number, bringing the cumulative number of cases to 32,134. Also reported were 12 deaths, the total now 340. The number of hospitalized reported was 403 people,...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 766 new cases and 126 in ICU for August 19

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported 766 new cases for Wednesday, August 19, for a total of 30,409 since the first case on March 6. Of the 766, 182 by nexus (without requiring the diagnostic test), that is a person that lives in the same...

COVID-19 in Costa Rica: 484 new cases, 7 deaths reported for August 9

(QCOSTARICA) The Ministry of Health reported this Sunday, August 9, 484 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica, bringing the total number of cases to 23,286. Of the new cases announced today, 447 correspond to cases confirmed by PCR test and the other 37 correspond...

Government eases restrictions in the GAM

(QCOSTARICA) Bowing to pressure from different sectors of the economy, the Costa Rica government ease commercial restrictions for the cantons on orange alert of the Greater Metropolitan Areas (GAM), for the 'closed' phase of the month, from August 10 to 21. On Saturday it announced...

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...

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: 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...

Even if you think the pandemic is a lie, wear a mask, keep your distance

(Rico's Digest) OPINION - To all who believe, are convinced the coronavirus pandemic is a lie, a complot to new world order, an invent of the Costa Rican government to control, I ask: where would Costa Rica be right now, today, without the intervention...

Deaths associated with covid-19 reach 30

(QCOSTARICA) A 50-year-old man had high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, and secondary hyperparathyroidism, and a 47-year-old man, also suffering from high blood pressure, were victims 29 and 30 of COVID-19 in Costa Rica. With these two deaths, the total deaths for the week from...

28th victim of COVID-19 in Costa Rica reported

(QCOSTARICA) A 41-year-old woman, a foreigner in Costa Rica, died this morning victim of COVID-19, confirmed the Ministry of Health. She is casualty number 28. The death occurred at the San Juan de Dios hospital, where she had been hospitalized since July 10 and was...

Time to change the message!

(QCOSTARICA) "The pandemic is not killing us but the quality of information they give us," say experts urging the Government of Carlos Alvarado to change its communication strategy with which it is attacking COVID-19, as the increase in cases in recent weeks shows that...

COVID-19 Patients over 40 spend up to 11 days in hospital

(QCOSTARICA) COVID-19 patients over 40 years of age spend on average up to 11 days hospitalized in Costa Rica's medical centers. The president of the Costa Rican Social Security Fund (CCSS), Román Macaya, warned of the situation and asked that people follow strict protocols to...

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